By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 9-21-20

Cable operator ISPs are telling the FCC it needs to prioritize protections for sensitive business information when it collects new broadband data per Congress’s Broadband DATA Act, which means not requiring it to be reported “at this time.”

That came in comments to the FCC Friday (Sept. 18).

NCTA-The Internet & Television Association said that the FCC has recognized that it could be problematic to require fixed providers to report business broadband availability and since the act does not specify that business broadband locations be included in the new data collection, the FCC should not go there.

“Instead the Commission should allow providers to report their service availability by indicating the maximum mass market service speed and business service speed, if different,” it told the Commission. » Read More