CAGW likes FCC's proposal to increase competition for business data services

Citizens Against Government Waste (CAGW) praised the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for considering a Report and Order that would enhance competition for Business Data Services (BDS) at its April 20, 2017 meeting, the company said.

The agenda also includes broadband connectivity, wireless infrastructure, the UHF discount, and other topics.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai´s new open and transparent leadership at the agency is a welcome departure from his predecessor, Tom Wheeler, as is his pro-taxpayer and pro-competitive approach to telecommunications policy.

Business Data Services provide secure, reliable, dedicated point-to-point transmission of large amounts of data at certain guaranteed speeds over the Internet, through the cloud, or on private networks. Although most of these services are being provided by modern technology, the FCC had been using price regulations for incumbent local exchange carriers (ILECs).

CAGW is the nation´s largest nonpartisan, nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating waste, fraud, abuse, and mismanagement in government.