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Telecommunications & E-Commerce Committee

The Telecommunications & E-Commerce Committee develops Chamber policy relating to telecommunications, the Internet and e-commerce, broadcasting and mass media, and data security and privacy.


Chairman: Scott Anderson, General Manager, Great Western Lodging


Staff Executive: Jordan Crenshaw, Assistant Counsel to Senior Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

About the Committee

The Telecommunications & E-Commerce Committee is responsible for developing and implementing the Chamber’s policies on telecommunications, the Internet and e-commerce, broadcasting and mass media, data security and privacy.  The committee supports market-based solutions, policies that foster investment in technology research and deployment, and balanced regulatory treatment of technical platforms.

Read more about the Chamber’s 2017 priorities and 2016 accomplishments.

Issue Areas

Recent Activity

CommentAug 30, 2017 - 2:30pm

Reply Comments to FCC on Restoring Internet Freedom Rulemaking

RE: Restoring Internet Freedom (WC Docket No. 17-108) Dear Ms. Dortch:

Press ReleaseAug 02, 2017 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber Comment on Senate Resolution in Support of 5G Technology

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Environment, Technology, & Regulatory Affairs William Kovacs issued the following statement today following Senate introduction of a resolution in support of 5G technology:

Above the FoldJul 18, 2017 - 4:15pm
People walking out of the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Why Most Americans Stayed Neutral on the Internet Day of Action

Most Americans agree that net neutrality principles are good for the internet and for our economy.

CommentJul 17, 2017 - 3:00pm

Comments to FCC on Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Development Proposal

To: Ms. Marlene DortchSecretaryFederal Communications Commission445 12th Street, NWWashington, DC 20554 Re: In the Matter of Accelerating Wireline Broadband Deployment by Removing Barriers to Infrastructure Development (WC Docket 17-84). Dear Ms. Dortch:

CommentJul 17, 2017 - 11:00am

Comments to FCC on Restoring Internet Freedom Proposed Rulemaking

To: Ms. Marlene DortchSecretaryFederal Communications Commission445 12th Street, NWWashington, DC 20554 Re: Restoring Internet Freedom (WC Docket No. 17-108) Dear Ms. Dortch:

CommentJul 11, 2017 - 9:30am

Multi-Association Letter to FCC on Title II Reclassification of Broadband

RE: WC Docket No. 17-108; Restoring Internet Freedom

Issue BriefJun 06, 2017 - 11:00am

Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Originally enacted in 1991, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) is woefully antiquated because it fails to recognize the ubiquitous nature of mobile devices in our society today. As a result, the TCPA is harming the ability of businesses and other organizations to effectively and efficiently deliver important, non-marketing, time-sensitive information to consumers’ mobile devices.

Press ReleaseMay 18, 2017 - 12:15pm

U.S. Chamber Welcomes the FCC’s ‘Restoring Internet Freedom’ Rulemaking

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior Vice President of Environment, Technology, & Regulatory Affairs William Kovacs issued the following statement today following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to formally begin the “Restoring Internet Freedom” rulemaking:

Issue BriefMay 03, 2017 - 10:00am

Broadband & Wireless

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Above the FoldApr 18, 2017 - 12:00pm
Ajit Pai, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, delivers a speech. Photographer: Pau Barrena/Bloomberg

Why We Shouldn't Conflate Title II and Net Neutrality

Policymakers should focus their attention on eliminating the Commission’s power grab—the reclassification of ISPs as a public utility.