Congress, FCC To Consider Halting Paid Prioritization of Internet Traffic Delivery To Preserve Open Internet

Washington – Important issues related to Internet interconnection practices and policies have arisen anew in both Congress and the FCC. Rep. Doris Matsui, D-Calif., and Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy offered legislation Tuesday aimed at halting a growing practice that has Open Internet advocates concerned — paid prioritization of Internet traffic delivery. The legislation would…

CCIA Welcomes Robust Open Internet Rules Approved by European Parliament

Brussels — Today the European Parliament voted on protections to the open Internet as part of a legislative package on telecommunications. This is the first phase in the process of adopting this legislation, as agreement must now be sought with Council. An open Internet requires that Internet service providers should treat equivalent types of Internet…

CCIA, CDT Encourage the European Parliament to Support Net Neutrality in Tomorrow’s Vote

Brussels – On 3rd April, the European Parliament will vote in Plenary on the ‘Telecoms Single Market Regulation’. We commend the work of the Parliamentary Committees that have issued opinions on the dossier. The Parliament has dealt with this wide-ranging and complex proposal effectively and efficiently. For tomorrow’s vote, a number of political groups have proposed amendments…

CCIA Supports STELA, But Not Anti-competitive Amendment On TV Set Top Boxes

Washington – The House Energy & Commerce Communications subcommittee will hold a hearing today to consider legislation from its chairman, Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., that would reauthorize a law setting the rules for satellite subscribers to access broadcast television. The Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act expires at the end of this year. While there…

Senate Judiciary Hears About Wireless Competition Challenges

Washington – The Senate Judiciary Committee spent time Wednesday more closely examining the state of wireless competition and what is impeding a more competitive marketplace. The hearing comes ahead of a government auction that will license wireless spectrum to be relinquished by TV broadcasters. Lawmakers and the FCC weigh the state of competition when devising…

Comm Laws Must Promote Competitive Choice for Mobile Internet Connections, Landline Broadband Access

Companies that have successfully challenged legacy monopoly landline and duopoly wireless telecom incumbents for a modest share of American customers seem to find much to like about the 1996 Telecom Act and its focus on competition and interconnection.  It allows them to create innovative and affordable choices for consumers and enterprise broadband customers. In its…