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There's so much going on in our efforts for advocacy and the reactions of our communities, we hope this page helps to serve more information to let you know what it is that is currently happening. There's always an effort we're trying to push with issues, agenda, campaigns, political bill, events, and more.

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April 10th, 2017 CFILC Letter of Support: AB 1665 (Garcia) Telecommunications: Internet for All Now Act

Dear Assembly Member Garcia:

The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) represents 21 Independent Living Centers statewide that provide programs and services for over 100,000 people with disabilities in California each year. I am pleased to inform you that the CFILC Board of Directors has reviewed your Assembly Bill 1665 and have voted to take a formal position of SUPPORT on this important legislation that would help close the Digital Divide that disproportionately impacts people with disabilities…

Continue reading more on CFILC Letter of Support: AB 1665 (Garcia) Telecommunications: Internet for All Now Act… CFILC Letter of Opposition: American Health Care Act (AHCA) March 10th, 2017 CFILC Joins With Countless Other National Disability Organizations to Protect Health Care January 10th, 2017 CFILC Post-Election Statement November 29th, 2016 See all Issues for CFILC…
Public Policy Perspectives
February 25th, 2016 • Henry J. Contreras, CFILC Public Policy Director
CFILC Opposes the Charter Communications Merger

Dear Chairman Wheeler, Commissioner Clyburn, Commissioner Pai, Commissioner Rosenworcel, and Commissioner O'Rielly:

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) set forth a bold vision to empower all Americans with high-speed Internet access in the National Broadband Plan. Yet, six years later, too many people with disabilities in California and across the nation still live without high-speed Internet access at home. The California Foundation for Independent Living Centers (CFILC) OPPOSES the Charter Communications merger.

Charter Communications, Time Warner Cable, and Advance/Newhouse Partnership, the parent of Bright House Networks, have filed applications seeking Commission approval for their merger. The proposed transaction would bring together the fourth (Time Warner Cable), seventh (Charter), and tenth (Bright House Networks) largest multichannel video programming distributors in the country to create the third largest provider in the country, serving roughly 17.3 million customers. Additionally, the new company would bring together 19.4 million broadband subscribers, creating the second largest broadband internet provider in the country and would provide services to customers across portions of nearly 40 states…

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