NRRI Study Finds Fault in FCC’s ‘Special Access’ Methodology

The National Regulatory Research Institute (NRRI) today released a study on “special access,” which refers to dedicated, high-capacity telecommunications circuits that connect customers to carriers. The report was commissioned by the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC). The following is a joint statement by COMPTEL and the Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA): “As did the U.S. Government…

CCIA Applauds New Joint Venture Aimed at Bridging the Digital Divide; Calls on Major Broadband Providers to Expand Model throughout Country

The Computer & Communications Industry Association applauds Meraki and OneEconomy’s partnership aimed at bringing broadband to low-income residents of San Francisco. CCIA also commends AT&T for making this possible by altering terms of service, which traditionally prohibit others from using DSL with wireless routers to serve individuals beyond one subscriber household. The benefits of such…

Stimulus Proposal Should Fund New Deployment

The Computer & Communications Industry Association issuing the following statement in response to the House Appropriations Committee announcement that the American Recovery and Reinvestment Bill will contain $6 billion to expand broadband access to rural and underserved areas. The statement can be attributed to Ed Black, President & CEO of CCIA: “CCIA supports this effort…

CCIA’s NIST and PTO Recommendations

CCIA released more detailed separate recommendations for the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In both reports CCIA points out that the America COMPETES Act remain unfunded and the trade association asks for funding for those measures. NIST and USPTO are the two agencies most responsible for operationalizing…