Debunking Myths about Title II’s Effect on Internet Investment

Opponents of the FCC’s Open Internet rules have frequently stated that the rules will stifle ISP investment and innovation, yielding “unintended negative consequences for consumers and various parts of the Internet ecosystem for years to come.”  Though some opponents argued at Tuesday’s hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology that Title…

Debunking Myths about Title II's Effect on Internet Investment

Opponents of the FCC’s Open Internet rules have frequently stated that the rules will stifle ISP investment and innovation, yielding “unintended negative consequences for consumers and various parts of the Internet ecosystem for years to come.”  Though some opponents argued at Tuesday’s hearing before the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology that Title…

European Commission Releases Telecommunications Consultation

Brussels, BELGIUM — As part of the move to a Digital Single Market the European Commission today released its telecommunications consultation. This evaluation reviews the regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services covering everything from consumer protection to investment incentives and what Internet speeds will be needed in the future. The Computer & Communications…

SaveWirelessChoice.com Coalition Launched

Washington — Today CCIA joined a broad group of public interest groups, wireless carriers, and consumer and trade groups in launching the SaveWirelessChoice.com coalition. SaveWirelessChoice.com is calling for adoption of pro-competitive rules for the 600 MHz incentive auction scheduled for early 2016 to prevent the perpetuation of a spectrum duopoly. The incentive auction will be…

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…

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…