(Washington, D.C. - April 6, 2017) Today, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced the membership of the Broadband Deployment Advisory Committee which will provide advice and recommendations for the Commission on how to accelerate the deployment of high-speed Internet access. Three members of the Fiber Broadband Association are amongst the initial leadership: TDS Telecom, Google Fiber and Rocket Fiber. The following statement can be attributed to Fiber Broadband President & CEO, Heather Burnett Gold:
"Chairman Pai must be commended for his commitment to removing barriers to investment in and deployment of the next generation of our networks by launching the Broadband Deployment Advisory Council. This group, which includes three of our members, is well aligned with our mission of accelerating the connected future. The Fiber Broadband Association has long worked to break down and reduce regulatory barriers to fiber deployment by educating policymakers at all levels of government, as well as communities directly, on how to enable and create incentives for infrastructure deployment. We and our members look forward to working with the Chairman and this group on developing model proposals to propel fiber broadband deployment across the U.S."
Ellen Satterwhite, Glen Echo Group
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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