Our own Honorary Chairman recently talked to Scientific American about how Washington gridlock is delaying high-speed broadband in rural parts of the country.
One simply cannot expect carriers to invest tens of billions of dollars in broadband deployments when they don’t know which regulatory aspects of Title II are going to be implemented by the FCC from time to time.
This action ensures that the agency’s rules that encourage greater investment and facilities-based competition among the networks serving American businesses will continue to move forward.
Congratulations to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioners Jessica Rosenworcel and Brendan Carr on approval of their nominations to the Commission by the Senate Commerce Committee today.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has declared August Rural Broadband Month. In this video, IIA Honorary Chairman (and former Congressman) Rick Boucher discusses the challenges — and opportunities — in connecting every corner of America with high-speed internet access. For more from Boucher on rural broadband deployment, check out the below op-eds and blog posts he’s... Read more »
As the below charts from the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) show, investment in broadband creates good-paying American jobs for all communities. That’s why the Federal Communications Commission should bring an end to investment-killing “Title II regulation” of broadband, and Congress should find a... Read more »
Enough is enough. Activists organizing against Chairman Pai’s rules, who argue for Net Neutrality, should demand Congress take this fight into its own hands and protect an open internet with bipartisan legislation.
The reality is that both sides of the net neutrality debate agree on 90 percent of the same core principles of an open Internet.
As part of its Day of Action participation, IIA’s website will highlight its endorsement of an open internet and the need for net neutrality legislation, starting at 12:01am ET on Wednesday.
Too often, “net neutrality” is used as a blanket that, if applied by many proponents, could smother very real progress and innovation. As the iPhone and its ecosystem show, sometimes the open internet could use a wall here or there.