The FCC’s Technology Transitions Policy Task Force announced it will hold a second workshop on IP Transition issues on Tuesday, October 15, 2013. The workshop will focus on the consumer and competitive impacts of two key technology transitions: (1) the replacement of copper-based networks with fiber; and (2) the shift from wireline services toward greater use of wireless services. The workshop will solicit data and analysis on the potential effects on residential and business consumers as well as the competitive marketplace when providers retire or discontinue copper-based services and replace them with IP-based fiber and/or wireless service.
Additional data about the workshop and the panelists will be released shortly. The workshop will be open to the public and will be streamed live on the FCC’s website.
The Task Force is conducting a data-driven review of the ongoing technology transitions affecting the communications marketplace to ensure that the FCC’s policies continue to encourage innovation and investment, empower and protect consumers, promote competition, and ensure network resiliency and reliability. The Task Force held an initial workshop in March 2013 to gather data and analysis to establish a factual baseline understanding of these transitions.
Watch for a TMI Bulletin when the agenda and panelists are released.
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