Broadband & Telecom

A key priority for CompTIA and the technology industry is ensuring innovation and economic growth of the Internet economy. This includes helping to ensure an open Internet, deployment of new, faster broadband networks, and finding ways to get more Americans online.

Specific initiatives include advocating for the removal of barriers to the deployment of high-speed broadband networks and finding ways to make more spectrum available for both licensed and unlicensed use.

Finally the Communications Act, which was last updated in 1996, has grown outdated due to rapid advances in technology, and is badly in need of an update to allow the FCC to regulate the industry in a manner suited to the realities of today.

Broadband & Telecom Committees

Federal

Press Releases

CompTIA Statement on FCC’s Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Dec 14, 2017

Government Officials Optimistic about Smart Cities even as Challenges Come into Sharper Focus, New CompTIA Report Finds

Oct 05, 2017

Sen. Booker, Rep. Hurd and Ron Culler Named 2017 CompTIA Tech Champions

Feb 15, 2017

Blog Articles

  • “Restoring Internet Freedom” Means Ending Net Neutrality

    by Matthew Starr | Dec 04, 2017
    On the afternoon before Thanksgiving, the FCC released a highly-anticipated draft of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order its commissioners will vote on in the Commission’s December 14 open meeting. The order, which will likely pass on a 3-2 party line vote, follows through on Chairman’s Pai’s proposal earlier this year to reclassify broadband back to an “information service” and largely eliminates all of the net neutrality rules the Commission passed in 2015.
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  • FCC Needs Rules to Preserve an Open Internet

    by Matthew Starr | Sep 05, 2017
    In July, CompTIA filed comments with the FCC in response to its Restoring Internet Freedom NPRM. As you may know, the FCC released this NPRM in May, and its primary point of focus was a proposal to reclassify broadband internet access service (BIAS) as an information service.
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  • An Easy Way for the FCC to Boost Wireless Competition

    by Elizabeth Hyman & Matt Starr | Aug 09, 2017
    CompTIA executive vice president of public advocacy, Elizabeth Hyman and director of public advocacy Matthew Starr teamed up to pen an op-ed for the Washington Examiner on July 31. Hyman and Staff emphasize that increased broadband competition will not just make the average consumer experience more gratifying; building a nimble infrastructure today will power the jobs and innovation of tomorrow by providing all industries with the technological tools they need to compete on a global stage.
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