The Chamber views broadband as a means to stimulate jobs and foster economic growth. Businesses, regardless of size or location, can use broadband technology to sell to customers around the country and the world. Jobs and new business opportunities are being created because broadband providers are investing tens of billions of dollars every year to upgrade their networks allowing for higher speeds and greater capacity, and, at the same time, innovative broadband-enabled applications, services, and devices are being developed.
Mobile devices are ubiquitous today and consumers increasingly expect to receive information immediately no matter where they are located. Consequently, wireless carriers are continuously investing in network upgrades, and at the same time, innovative mobile broadband-enabled applications, services, and devices are being developed.
- Oppose applying old monopoly telephone rules to new broadband networks.
- Support public-private partnerships to spur broadband deployment and adoption across the United States.
- Support efforts to streamline zoning laws for broadband infrastructure, including cell towers and antennas.
- December 5, 2012 – Letter Opposing S.1223, the “Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011,” and Substitute Amendment
- May 26, 2016 - Comments to FCC on Proposed Broadband Privacy Rule
- April 20, 2016 - Multi-Association Request for Extension of Comments to FCC on Proposed Privacy Rule for Broadband Internet Providers
- July 15, 2014 - Comments to FCC Opposing Title II Regulation of Broadband (Net Neutrality)
- January 28, 2013 – Comments in Support of AT&T's Petition to Launch a Proceeding Concerning the TDM-to-IP Transition
- June 26, 2012 – Comment Letter to the FCC on the AWS-4 Band/2GHz MSS Band NPRM and NOI
- March 2, 2012 – Reply Comments to the FCC Regarding the Verizon-Cable Industry Spectrum Transaction
- May 31, 2011 – Comments to the FCC Regarding the AT&T/T-Mobile Transaction
- September 14, 2012 – Remarks of FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- November 14, 2011 – The Broadband Internet Marketplace: Competition, Investment and Innovation
- October 14, 2011 – Remarks of FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce
- February 26, 2015 - U.S. Chamber Statement on FCC's Net Neutrality Decision
- November 10, 2014 - U.S. Chamber Statement on President Obama's Call for Title II Broadband Regulation
- April 18, 2017 - Why We Shouldn't Conflat Title II and Net Neutrality
- June 15, 2016 - Speaking for Commonsense Communications Policy
- January 15, 2016 - The FCC Should Stay Out of the Internet Rate Business
- November 16, 2015 - Congress to Debate Internet of Tomorrow: Heavy-handed, Outdated or Thriving, Growing
- July 15, 2014 - Broadband is Not a Rotary-Dial Telephone
- July 8, 2014 - Report: With Private Investment, U.S. Has Edge in Broadband Deployment
- June 20, 2013 – The Real State of U.S. Broadband: Better Than You Realize
- November 9, 2012 – Better Broadband=Better Economy
- June 12, 2012 – America’s Burgeoning App Economy
- October 19, 2011 – BTW…Your Minutes Are Almost Up
Reports & Research Papers
- The Impact of Broadband and Education (December 2010)
- The Impact of Broadband on People With Disabilities (December 2009)
- The Impact of Broadband on Telemedicine (April 2009)
- The Impact of Broadband on Senior Citizens (December 2008)
- Network Effects: An Introduction to Broadband Technology & Regulation (December 2008)
- Sending the Right Signals: Promoting Competition Through Telecommunications Reform - Full Study (October 2004)
Staff Contact Information
Jordan Crenshaw, Assistant Counsel to Senior Vice President
Environment, Technology & Regulatory Affairs Division