Next Century Cities Joins Allies Requesting an Extension for Reply Comments on Digital Discrimination

By Ryan Johnston

On March 13, 2023, Next Century Cities joined Public Knowledge, Benton Institute for Broadband & Society, Center for Accessible Technology, Common Cause, Common Sense Media, Communications Workers of America, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Free Press, The Greenlining Institute, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, MediaJustice, National Urban League, National Digital Inclusion Alliance, and TURN–The Utility Reform Network in a motion for extension of time for reply comments in the FCC’s digital discrimination docket.

The motion requested an extension for 30 days, moving the reply comment date to April 20, 2023. Additional time would allow public interest groups to address over 1400 pages of complex legal arguments filed in the docket. The motion highlights FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s words:

Getting to final rules next year will require more engagement, more collaboration, and more work. The input we have received thus far from stakeholders is an awfully good start. But to get this right, we still need more input and ideas because we can’t reach our goal of connecting everyone, everywhere unless we eliminate digital discrimination.  

Read the full motion for extension here. The request was granted on Friday, March 17th. The new comment deadline is April 20, 2023. 

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