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 Policy Counsel, C_TEC, 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.

Issue Areas

Recent Activity

CommentMay 31, 2019 - 9:45am

Chamber Comments to FTC On Data Privacy

U.S. Chamber Comments to the Federal Trade Commission supporting a national privacy framework.

Letters to CongressMay 22, 2019 - 4:45pm

U.S. Chamber Letter Supporting the "DIGIT Act"

This letter was sent to Senators Fischer, Gardner, Schatz, and Booker supporting the "Developing Innovation and Growing the Internet of Things (DIGIT) Act."

Letters to CongressApr 08, 2019 - 12:45pm

U.S. Chamber Key Vote Alert! on H.R. 1644, "Save the Internet Act"

This Key Vote Alert! letter was sent to the U.S. House of Representatives, opposing H.R. 1644, the “Save the Internet Act.”

CommentDec 21, 2018 - 5:00pm

Letter to FCC on Children's Television Rules

The Chamber submitted an ex parte letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking for streamlined children's television requirements.

Letters to CongressMay 08, 2018 - 1:30pm

Key Vote Letter on S.J. Res. 52, undoing the FCC's "Restoring Internet Freedom" order

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce strongly opposes S.J. Res. 52, which would undo the Federal Communications Commission’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” order, and bring about the return of Depression-era public utility-style treatment of the internet inconsistent with the modern global economy.

Letters to CongressJan 29, 2018 - 3:00am

Closing the Digital Divide for Broadband Infrastructure Solutions

This letter was sent to members of the House Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology regarding an upcoming hearing on broadband infrastructure.

Letters to CongressJan 04, 2018 - 1:00pm

Hill Letter to Rep. Blackburn Supporting Introduction of H.R. 4682, the Open Internet Preservation Act

Dear Representative Blackburn: The U.S. Chamber of Commerce applauds your leadership on issues related to regulatory certainty and the future of the internet by introducing H.R. 4682, the “Open Internet Preservation Act.”

Above the FoldDec 05, 2017 - 9:00am
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai.

It’s the End of Internet Regulation as We Know It (And We’ll Be Fine)

Internet users and consumers can rest assured that a free and open internet will continue to exist for the foreseeable future.

Above the FoldNov 15, 2017 - 9:00am
People entering the Federal Communications Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Three Ways to Bring Communications Regulations into the Digital Age

Policymakers must cut the analogue red tape of yesterday for the technologies of today.