Opinions

Kovacs: BDS Reform – What Happens to Competitors After a Mandated Price Cut?

FierceTelecom By Anna-Maria Kovacs

The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) has proposed re-regulation of the business data services (BDS) market, with price-cuts in markets deemed “non-competitive” as the primary tool. The vast majority of BDS is sold to wireline, wireless, and cable networks and to large enterprises. The provision of BDS requires significant capital investment by both incumbents and their competitors.

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Opinion: FCC Regulation Bad for Farmers, Ranchers, and Rural Communities

Agri-Pulse By Doris Mold, President of American Agri-Women

Technology has reached new heights across the globe, but on a more local level, the tools and resources now available to agriculture communities and production cannot be overlooked. In order to keep up with a growing connected global population, the continued access and growth of technology in our rural communities and agriculture sector is vital. However, proposed regulation from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) now threatens access to this crucial technology, and the agriculture community must respond.

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Verizon-Incompas Business Broadband Plan Would Cost Billions in Investment

Morning Consult By James E. Prieger

The future of investment in business data services is at stake in the Federal Communications Commission’s investigation into the role of rate regulation in the business broadband market. These services are vitally important to the well-being of small and large businesses, particularly in rural areas where high-speed connections to the rest of the world are necessary for everything from agribusiness and e-commerce to mobile phone service. And the stakes are high: Getting the regulation wrong could cost the economy billions of dollars in investment.

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Opinion Piece by Former U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu

The Hill By Former Senator Mary Landrieu

FCC’s misguided proposed regulation would widen digital divide

The Obama administration has done much to close the digital divide, which hits rural areas especially hard. That’s why it’s troubling to see the Federal Communications Commission pursuing a proposed regulation that would devastate broadband investment in rural America.

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FCC Should Not Impose “Unjustified and Burdensome” Business Broadband Regulation

AT&T Public Policy Blog By AT&T Blog Team

As Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” The FCC has spent the last year analyzing the data submitted in the Business Data Services proceeding to understand what is driving the BDS marketplace. It has committed to a “data-driven” rulemaking process in its analysis of whether additional BDS regulation is needed. The jury is still out as to whether that will take place.

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