Special Access (or BDS) Regulations

A lot has changed since 1996. But one thing that hasn’t changed are so-called “Special Access” or Business Data Services (BDS) regulations. Below is a collection of IIA’s work on Special Access/BDSs and how the FCC should take a smart and sensible approach when it comes to regulations.

A False Compromise

Our Co-Chairman Bruce Mehlman has a piece in Investor’s Business Daily on Verizon, the FCC, and the current business data services discussion. An excerpt: Trade association INCOMPAS, which

Boucher on Business Data Services

Earlier today, Morning Consult published an op-ed from our own Rick Boucher on the FCC’s ongoing business data services proceedings. An excerpt: Simple economics suggests that the way

Economists on BDS Competition

As the FCC continues its murky — and occasionally confounding — Business Data Services (BDS) process, seven economists have penned a letter to the Commission arguing that any

ICYMI: IIA’s BDS Reply Comments

We recently submitted Reply Comments to the FCC’s proposed Business Data Services (BDS) policy. You can read the full comments here, but here’s some highlights: PRICE REGULATION OF

Boucher in Bloomberg BNA

Our Honorary Chairman Rick Boucher recently had an op-ed on Special Access services published by Bloomberg BNA. An excerpt: Existing FCC regulations effectively necessitate that telephone companies maintain

A Broken NPRM

The Federal Communications Commission has been extremely active as of late, and this rush to regulate has not been without its headaches. Case in point: The Commission’s proceeding