We are pleased that today’s action eliminates the FCC’s rules that would have provided varying degrees of data protection based solely on what type of internet company accesses your data.
We applaud the Chairman for seeking to recalibrate ‘price cap’ regulation on antiquated legacy business data services.
Kudos to the Commission for taking this important step in keeping the critical Lifeline program relevant and effective in the digital age.
With longstanding expertise in internet privacy, the FTC is better equipped than the FCC to oversee privacy requirements for both ISPs and edge providers.
Now that the Senate has voted 50-48 to reverse confusing and unnecessary broadband privacy rules established under the Obama administration, the resolution will likely be taken up by the House next week.
Perhaps the greatest broadband bang for the buck can be realized by reforming business taxes.
"In just a few short weeks as Chairman of the FCC, Ajit Pai has already taken bold steps to bring the agency more fully into the broadband era and to restore openness and transparency in the agency's procedures and actions.”
Earlier this week, our own Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher appeared on NPR’s “All Tech Considered” to discuss online privacy.
The next generation of progress for African Americans will be economic, particularly eliminating income and wealth inequality. Entrepreneurship and high-quality, high-paying jobs will be an important part of that solution, and increasing access to high-speed broadband will make closing the gaps easier.
In his initial actions, Pai has engendered some partisan attacks, but we should give credit where it is due.