The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Wireline Competition Bureau announced it will begin to make industry data related to the special access business broadband market available to review.
The following statement is from USTelecom President Walter McCormick:
“The FCC has been encouraging competition for business customers since the mid-1980s. Thirty years later, we are confident that the data the FCC has collected will show that its policies have been successful and that there is broad competition for these customers. Comcast’s announcement this week that it has struck privately negotiated wholesale arrangements with other cable companies across the country to help it provide business enterprise services is just the latest evidence of competition in this sector, occurring without the need for government to step in. Business customers need modern, robust communications infrastructure now and in the future to compete in global markets. The key issue for the FCC and the country is modernizing policy to get robust investment in new fiber optics and Internet services to replace aging low-capacity special access services. We look forward to working through the facts and analysis with the commission.”