Tax reform may well be the most critical broadband policy question of 2017 and here’s why: Corporate tax reform is critical to the pace of economic growth, accelerating productivity and faster investment, each essential to a broadband-friendly economic environment.
It’s good for consumers that there is effective wireless market competition. And it’s good for the country that the FCC’s report is grounded in sound economic analysis.
News and writings from IIA during a busy month of tech policy.
Our own Bruce Mehlman had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal recently on the need for the FCC to once again classify the internet as an “information service.”
Today, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) filed reply comments in the FCC’s Internet Freedom proceeding in support of the agency’s proposal to reinstate the information service classification of broadband service and return to the long-standing, bi-partisan, light-touch regulatory framework that propelled exponential internet growth for nearly two decades.
In June of 2017, IIA commissioned CivicScience to conduct an objective, large-scale study of U.S. consumers and their online behaviors, means of Internet and email access, and Internet service expectations.
It’s no secret that the Title II repeal put forward by the FCC has been a rather hot topic. But as a new report from data analytics company Emprata shows, the public comment phase has been inundated with an amazing number of dubious entries.
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.