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.
We warmly congratulate Brendan Carr on his nomination to be a Commissioner of the FCC. His long experience and knowledge of communications policy will serve him well in this new position.
IIA congratulates Jessica Rosenworcel on being nominated by President Trump for a new term as Commissioner at the Federal Communications Commission.
The private sector, in partnership with state and local governments, is working to connect every corner of the country with high-speed internet access. This interactive map highlights the various programs and investments being made to keep every state strong in the digital economy.
Our Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher and Co-Chairman Jamal Simmons offer their thoughts on how the net neutrality debate can finally be put to rest.
In response to the FCC’s adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom NPRM at its Open Meeting today, the Internet Innovation Alliance issued the following statement.
A sound economy relies on reasonable and restrained regulation that leaves lots of room for innovation, growth and profits. That’s why Congress should stop the ping-pong effect of the Net Neutrality debate as power passes back and forth between political parties.
Without Congressional intervention, net neutrality policy will continue in an endless back-and-forth. Every party change at the White House will produce an FCC that shifts net neutrality rules to its favored terms.
If we are serious about speeding broadband deployment, the FCC has to get into the nitty-gritty questions about access to poles, equipment, contractors, how long the process should take, how providers should be compensated, and similar issues.