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.
Before the FEDERAL COMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION Washington, DC
In the Matter of
Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Investment
WC Docket No. 17-84
REPLY COMMENTS OF THE FIBER BROADBAND ASSOCIATION ON THE NOTICE OF PROPOSED RULEMAKING, NOTICE OF INQUIRY, AND REQUEST FOR COMMENT
Heather Burnett Gold President & CEO Fiber Broadband Association 6841 Elm Street #843 McLean, VA 22101 Telephone: (202) 365-5530