Telecommunications & E-Commerce Committee

This committee focuses on policies on telecommunications, the Internet and e-commerce, broadcasting and mass media, and privacy.

About the Committee

This committee focuses on policies on telecommunications, the Internet and e-commerce, broadcasting and mass media, 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

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:

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 20554Re: 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 20554Re: 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:

Above the FoldMay 15, 2017 - 10:30am
Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, speaks at Mobile World.

Meet the Internet’s Friend, Ajit Pai

The FCC Chairman is undoing many of the onerous regulations imposed over the last eight years.