CCIA Files FCC Comments Noting Lack Of Competition, Need To Preserve Open Internet

Washington — The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed comments with the FCC today that offer additional legal arguments in support of preserving Open Internet access and respond to other comments that misstate or ignore the power of local network bottlenecks in broadband Internet access.  In its filing in July, CCIA offered detailed recommendations on the best…

A British Recipe for Open Internet Access: Separation of Monopoly Local Networks… and Competition for Bloody Everything Else

UK regulators at Ofcom decided about a decade ago to impose “functional separation” on its dominant telecom provider, BT, in order to obtain equivalent prices, terms and conditions for competing telephone Internet providers that must buy local connectivity from the legacy giant. The UK model for competition has Openreach as the source for wholesale local…

To Protect Open Internet FCC Must Correct Classification Mistake

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed detailed comments with the FCC today articulating the best legal and policy framework to meaningfully protect Americans’ access to an innovative and open Internet. CCIA said no-blocking and no-discrimination rules must be adopted to preserve the Open Internet. The tech trade association recommended that the FCC rely…

The Open Wireless Movement and the push for alternative methods of internet access

Not too long ago, people were frantic about the FCC’s alleged promise to provide free WiFi to everyone. While this myth was quickly debunked, recent developments suggest that although the elusive promise of free WiFi everywhere currently remains unattainable, the way people access the Internet may look quite different in the foreseeable future. The Electronic…

CCIA Praises Wireless Legislation To Free Spectrum, Reduce “Last Mile” Access Congestion

Washington — Congress is hearing Americans’ complaints about wireless Internet access and some are calling for change with new legislation to improve spectrum use efficiency.  A new Senate bill joins other government initiatives aimed at freeing up underutilized spectrum blocks. While Internet access has become essential to Americans’ daily life and work, mobile access is…

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…