IIA Comments in FCC Broadband Deployment Inquiry

Today, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) submitted its white paper, Evolving Preferences – Consumer Preferences Tilting Towards Mobile Broadband, to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for consideration in its annual inquiry into the deployment of advanced telecommunications capability.

IIA Comments in USTelecom Forbearance Proceeding: “Policies that attract private capital to investment in high-speed broadband have very high economic impact”

Today, the Internet Innovation Alliance (IIA) submitted comments at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in support of USTelecom’s request for forbearance from certain outdated requirements of the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Forbearance is a process provided by Congress that allows regulation to keep up with rapid technological change so that...

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Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) successfully repealed the heavy-handed, utility-style regulations levied on broadband in 2015.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.