For over a decade, the federal government has sought to accelerate the deployment of all-fiber networks, because fiber is more reliable and performs better than other technologies. These networks drive economic growth, social interaction, and civic participation. But rebuilding our communications infrastructure with fiber is time- consuming and expensive. It requires communities, governments and the private sector to all pull in the same direction.
The Fiber Broadband Association and its members applaud Chairman Pai and his colleagues on the important steps taken today in accelerating our connected future by looking to remove barriers to investment in and deployment of faster, fiber-fed networks. (see FCC News Release here) We believe a robust record exists on common sense issues like refining pole attachment processes and ensuring timely access to local rights-of-way, as well as other steps governments at all levels can take to speed the deployment of these advanced networks. We also believe that a robust record, collected during the investigation into Business Data Services, demonstrated that sufficient competition exists in these markets to justify reduced regulatory oversight, which will further incent fiber deployment for these high capacity services.
We look forward to working with the Chairman, his colleagues and other leaders at the Commission on these important issues.
ABOUT THE FIBER BROADBAND ASSOCIATION
The Fiber Broadband Association -- formerly the Fiber to the Home Council Americas -- is the largest and only trade association in the Americas dedicated to the pursuit of all fiber optic network infrastructure to the home, to the business and to everywhere. The Fiber
Broadband Association helps providers make informed decisions about how, where, and why to build better broadband networks with fiber optics while counting on its members to lead
the organization forward, collaborate with industry allies and propel fiber optic deployment forward. Since 2001, these companies, organizations and people have worked with our communities and consumers in mind to build a better broadband future here and around the world. Learn more at fiberbroadband.org