U.S. Should Lead, Not Follow Europe, on Privacy

The Mercury News

Former Congressman Rick Boucher argues that the practical effect of the privacy rules proposed by former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler would do little to protect Americans on basic privacy issues and be harmful to the advertising business model of internet edge providers.

IIA Statement on FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” Vote

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) successfully repealed the heavy-handed, utility-style regulations levied on broadband in 2015. We congratulate the agency for returning the nation’s governance of high-speed broadband back to a framework—originally initiated by the Clinton Administration—that promotes investment, innovation and economic growth.

IIA Statement on FCC’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order Draft Proposal

The Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) today issued the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) releasing a draft proposal of its Restoring Internet Freedom Order that will return broadband internet access service to its prior classification as an information service.

IIA Supports the Wireline Infrastructure Order before the FCC

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.

The Numbers Don’t Lie

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?