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.

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Recent Activity

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 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.

CommentOct 27, 2017 - 4:45pm

Comments to FTC on Informational Injury Workshop

VIA ELECTRONIC FILINGTo: Mr. Donald S. ClarkFederal Trade CommissionOffice of the SecretaryConstitution Center400 7th Street, SW5th Floor, Suite 5610 (Annex A)Washington, DC 20024Re: Informational Injury Workshop and P175413 Dear Mr. Clark:

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: