Daytona Regional Chamber Signs U.S. Chamber FCC Opposition Letter

Daytona Regional Chamber Signs U.S. Chamber FCC Opposition Letter

Media Release

Date: 01.24.24

Contact: David Robinson, Director of Advocacy  386.255.7174


Daytona Regional Chamber Signs U.S. Chamber FCC Opposition Letter

 Daytona Beach, FL – The Daytona Regional Chamber of Commerce (DRCC) Board of Directors has agreed to sign on to a Comment Letter drafted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This letter opposes the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) proposed rule to impose utility-style regulation on internet service providers as it may exposes them to significant regulatory obligations. The DRCC, strongly believes in the advancement of internet infrastructure by working with existing internet providers to enhance our network connection capabilities and help attract new businesses to our region.

By signing on, the DRCC stands firmly with its members in the business community. The new rule proposed by the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) would classify broadband under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 and impose a burdensome regulatory framework on the broadband marketplace, that may result in several ramifications to our businesses, including:

  • Hinderance of efforts to expand access to broadband creating investment barriers to the private sector and government, in unserved communities.
  • Delay progress in broadband access because it can open the door to partisan political impacts.
  • Disruption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order which unlocked private sector broadband investment, increased competition between providers, and lowered prices, all benefiting consumers and businesses.
  • Underscores the consequences of Title II classification findings highlighted by an $81 billion investment decline, a 2.9% decrease in information sector employment, and a $145 billion annual reduction in Gross Domestic Product.

A copy of the US Chamber Opposition Letter detailing specifics, can be found at in the Advocacy section.

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