CCIA Outlines Priorities For National Broadband Plan

The Computer & Communications Industry Association filed its recommendations to the FCC today for developing a national broadband plan. The Administration’s attention to a holistic plan shows it understands that infrastructure for universal high speed Internet access is as crucial as access to electricity and telephone service were last century. “Affordable access to high-speed Internet…

CCIA Applauds McDowell Re-Nomination as FCC Commissioner

The following statement is in response to President Obama’s announcement of his intent to nominate Robert M. McDowell, Commissioner, Federal Communications Commission. It is attributed to Ed Black, the President and CEO of the Computer & Communications Industry Association: “Commissioner McDowell has a very impressive combination of private sector experience and public service accomplishments in…

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 Pleased With White Spaces Announcement

The Computer & Communications Industry Association is issuing the following statement in response to FCC Chairman Martin’s announcement that he wants to allow portable devices to use the white spaces between TV broadcast channels for wireless and broadband. This can be attributed to CCIA President & CEO Ed Black: “We are very pleased if this…

CCIA Petitions FCC To Amend Definition Of Universal Service

Universal Service should be redefined to ensure low-income consumers have access broadband service, according to a petition the Computer & Communications Industry Association filed with the Federal Communications Commission Tuesday. Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, has noted that broadband communication is becoming the “great economic engine of our time” while others like Commissioner…