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Broadband Regulation

The Fiber Broadband Association believes that by reducing regulation, we can propel investment in all-fiber infrastructure.  In the past, the Fiber Broadband Association has urged regulators to: not mandate unbundling of fiber facilities; not impose onerous open internet requirements on broadband providers; not require battery back up in all-fiber networks; and not regulate the prices for business data services provided over all-fiber facilities. In addition, the Fiber Broadband Association advocates for the removal of public and private barriers to investment, such as unreasonable fees for access to poles and rights of way and unreasonable franchise requirements.

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Broadband Regulation
Date File
2017-06-16 Corning Wireline Infrastructure Comments to FCC WC Docket No. 17-84 Details
2017-06-15 FBA Wireline Infrastructure Comments Details
2017-02-10 Council Urges Passage of Vermont H. 186, “One Touch Make Ready” Legislation Details
2016-08-31 Almost 100 Competitive Carriers Tell the FCC "Don't Hurt Investment in High Capacity Broadband" Details
2016-08-25 Business Data Services - Comments from FTTH Council Details
2016-06-24 The FTTH Council – Supporting Public Policies to Expand All-Fiber Deployment Details
2016-01-01 FTTH Council Opposition to Joint Consumer Advocates on 911 Battery Backup Details
2015-12-30 FCC Releases 2015 Annual Measuring Broadband Report Details
2015-10-28 Testimony of Heather B. Gold at October 28, 2015 Subcommittee Hearing Details
2015-08-07 The Case for Fiber to the Home Prevails in FCC Tech Transitions Proceeding Details
2015-06-10 Broadband Opportunity Council - FTTH Council Comments Details
2015-05-08 Ex Parte Filing of the FTTH Council Americas on Ensuring Customer Premises Equipment Backup Details
2015-05-08 FTTH Council Opposes Rate Increases for Attachments to Poles in NC Details
2015-03-10 Reply Comments Of Fiber To The Home Council Americas On The Technology Transitions NPRM Details
2015-02-06 COMMENTS OF THE FIBER TO THE HOME COUNCIL AMERICAS ON THE TECHNOLOGY TRANSITIONS NPRM Details
2015-02-06 FTTH Technology Transitions NPRM Comments - COMMENTS OF CORNING Details
2015-01-22 COMMENTS OF THE FIBER TO THE HOME COUNCIL AMERICAS ON THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING ON PROTECTIN Details
2015-01-19 Comments of the FTTH Council on the Tenth Broadband Progress Notice of Inquiry Details
2014-03-04 How to File Expressions of Interest Details
2014-02-19 NEW DOCKET ESTABLISHED TO ADDRESS OPEN INTERNET REMAND Details
2014-02-19 STATEMENT BY FCC CHAIRMAN TOM WHEELER ON THE FCC’S OPEN INTERNET RULES Details
2014-02-19 Fact Sheet: Internet Growth and Investment Details
2013-08-28 State/Local Gov't Role in Facilitating Access to Poles, Ducts, and Conduits in Public Rights of Way Details
2013-08-20 Template for Comments - Gigabit Communities Petition Details
2013-08-13 FCC Notice Requesting Public Comment on Race to the Top Details
2013-07-23 FTTH Council's FCC Petition on Gigabit Communities Race-to-the-Top Program Details
2013-04-26 Issues Facing Pole Attachers in the Wake of American Electric Power Service Corporation v FCC Details
2013-03-05 FCC Filing on Retirement of Copper Networks Details
2012-12-28 FTTH Council Letter to FCC on Rights-of-Way Details
2012-08-06 FTTH Council Comments to FCC on Universal Service Contribution Methodology Details
2011-12-05 Memo From Our Washington Counsel: A Practical Look at the FCC's Network Neutrality Regulations (Members Only) Details
2011-12-01 FTTH Comments to FCC on Proposed Open Internet Regulations Details
2011-12-01 Reply Comments of FTTH Council on FCC's Broadband Reclassification, or "Third Way," Proposal Details
2010-12-07 RUS Workshop - Legislative and Regulatory Issues Affecting FTTH Details
2010-10-13 Comments of the FTTH Council to the FCC on Specialized Services and Open Internet Details
2010-07-22 The Coming Communications Boom? Jobs, Innovation, and Countercyclical Regulatory Policy Details
2010-06-24 California Wireline Broadband Availability Map Details
2010-06-24 California Broadband Task Force Executive Summary Details
2010-06-24 California Broadband Task Force Report Details
2010-06-24 ITIF Framing A National Broadband Policy Details

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