Washington, DC, March 30, 2017 – Fred Campbell, director of Tech Knowledge, issued the following statement regarding FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s announcement of proposals to encourage infrastructure deployment, which will be considered at next month’s FCC meeting:
“I’m pleased that Chairman Pai is moving so quickly to facilitate more public and private investment in next generation broadband infrastructure. His plan to lower utility pole costs and reduce red tape that’s holding up new networks will pave the way for faster broadband and 5G wireless deployments.
I also applaud the FCC’s plan to relax regulation for business data services where there is competition and preserve it where competition is lacking. That same competition-based approach to FCC regulation has served the public interest well for decades by encouraging investment while preventing anti-competitive practices and price increases, and I’m confident it will keep on serving the public interest under Chairman Pai’s watch.”