Committee Releases First #CommActUpdate White Paper

January 8, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC – House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) today began seeking public input as they work to review and update the Communications Act. In December, Upton and Walden announced that the committee will begin work this year on a comprehensive #CommActUpdate, including a white paper series that seeks to understand areas where the law is no longer working effectively and find ways to improve it to foster an environment for innovation, consumer choice, and economic growth. The white paper released today focuses on broad thematic concepts for updating the Communications Act.

“This #CommActUpdate is critical to ensuring that the communications and technology sectors, the bright spot of our national economy, have laws and regulations that foster continued innovation and job creation,” said Upton and Walden. “This is the first step in a multi-year open and transparent effort and we look forward to broad input from the many interested parties.”

The committee is seeking responses to a series of questions posed in the white paper and is also offering an opportunity for interested parties to comment on any aspect of the Communications Act. Responses should be submitted to CommActUpdate@mail.house.gov by January 31, 2014.

To read the white paper, click here.

Click here for the committee’s one-stop-shop for the #CommActUpdate.

 

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