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Finally the Communications Act, which was last updated in 1996, has grown outdated due to rapid advances in technology, and is badly in need of an update to allow the FCC to regulate the industry in a manner suited to the realities of today.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
Feb 15, 2017
Feb 13, 2017
Jan 30, 2017
| Jun 22, 2017
Last week, CompTIA submitted comments in two different FCC proceedings focused on reducing barriers to broadband infrastructure deployment. The first focused on wireless deployment, and particularly on finding ways to speed up the process for deploying small cells. The second focused on wireline infrastructure and how to improve the processes for getting access to utility poles and local rights-of-way. Our proposed changes should help increase broadband competition, improve speeds, lower customer costs, and help pave the way for the next generation of wireless networks.
| Jul 08, 2016
| Jan 14, 2016