IIA applauds the FCC for today’s actions to remove outdated regulations to help accelerate 21st century high-speed wireline and wireless broadband deployment for all Americans.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has been busy this season doing something similar – taking an axe to unnecessary regulatory underbrush that has slowed the deployment of fast broadband around the country.
The nation stands on the cusp of a massive mobile internet revolution. Far from hyperbole, the coming transition to fifth-generation (5G) wireless will bring mobile data speeds up to 100 times faster than today’s 4G technology.
This Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) will consider a Wireline Infrastructure Order aimed at removing regulatory barriers to accelerate investment and deployment of our nation’s next-generation, fiber-based, high-speed broadband networks. IIA supports network change notification modifications for copper retirement, streamlining Section 214(a) service discontinuance rules, and pole attachment reform.
Last week, IIA Co-Chair Jamal Simmons moderated a conversation with experts in the field of machine learning, IoT, and 5G in San Francisco. Speakers included Arpit Joshipura, General Manager of Networking at the Linux Foundation and Amit Pradhan, Managing General Partner of JetVentures.
Although copper wires have been a feature of the telephone system since Alexander Graham Bell first called Watson, it’s time for them to go away. Fiber is simply faster and a better, more flexible technology.
Every new generation of wireless communications has been marked by faster speeds. Next-generation 5G networks, however, will have to do much more, much faster and with better quality.
Earlier this month, our Co-Chairman Bruce Mehlman made an appearance on CNBC’s Squawk Alley to talk about the growing political pressure tech companies like Facebook and Google are facing.
In a world of converging technology, consumers should have confidence in the fact that our nation’s broadband privacy rules are uniform and consistently applied across the internet.
For the first time in eight years, the FCC’s Annual Mobile Wireless Competition Report has arrived with a clear answer to the question, Is the wireless market competitive?