For Immediate Release
February 26, 2015
Contact: Ellen Satterwhite
FTTH Council Statement on FCC Vote Regarding Chattanooga and Wilson Fiber Networks
Washington, D.C.— Today, the Federal Communications Commission granted petitions of Chattanooga, TN and Wilson, NC, giving them the freedom to provide high-speed internet service beyond their city limits. The following statement can be attributed to Heather Burnett Gold, President of the Fiber to the Home (FTTH) Council Americas:
The FTTH Council applauds the FCC for taking this step to further enable deployment of fiber to the home. Communities are hungry for bandwidth — for their economies, healthcare, education and quality of life. Citizens should be able to use all available assets to encourage all entities — ILECs, CLECs, utilities and municipalities— to deploy leading edge, future proof networks.
Bandwidth should not be a barrier to innovation, nor outdated regulation a barrier to investment.