House Commerce Committee Focuses on Competition Policy in Latest #CommActUpdate White Paper

House Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton (R-MI) and Communications and Technology Subcommittee Chairman Greg Walden (R-OR) continued the process leading to an update of the Communications Act with the release of a white paper focused on competition policy.

“On the Internet, everyone from 100 year-old blue-chip companies to startups that are little more than one person with a great idea compete head-to-head. The paper we released today seeks public input on how this dynamic affects competition policy - specifically how the Communications Act, as well as policies at the FCC, promote or limit competition in the marketplace,” said Chairmen Upton and Walden. “We have received great input from our first two white papers, Modernizing the Communications Act and Modernizing US Spectrum Policy, and look forward to continued public response as we work to ensure our laws appropriately reflect the realities of the innovation era.”

The committee encourages the filing of comment on any aspect of competition policy and updating the Communications Act by June 13, 2014.

Committee Focuses on Competition Policy in Latest #CommActUpdate White Paper