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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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Almost 100 Competitive Carriers Tell the FCC "Don't Hurt Investment in High Capacity Broadband"
Topic: Broadband Regulation
Owner: Carol Brunner
Date: 2016-08-31
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On August 29th, nearly 100 competitive providers, many of them FTTH Council members, of facilities based high capacity services filled with the FCC protesting its proposed rules in the Business Data Services (formerly known as special access) proceeding. As the FTTH Council has also advocated, the carriers pointed out that the existing light regulation has enabled them to build these much needed networks and offer service in competition with incumbents to the benefit of consumers. Instituting heavy regulation in this area would undermine the much needed deployment of this critical infrastructure.


Download File   Letter from Nearly 100 Competitive Facilities-Based Providers of BusinessData Services (8-29-16).pdf

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