Computer & Communication Industry Association
PublishedMay 7, 2024

CCIA Submits Comments Responding to ANATEL Consultation on Connectivity Investment

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association submitted comments (translation here) in response to Brazil’s National Telecommunications Agency (ANATEL) consultation regarding investment into connectivity infrastructure. 

In the comments, CCIA highlights the symbiotic relationship between content and application providers and internet service providers that power the global internet ecosystem and detailed the harms that would materialize if Brazil were to impose mandatory network usage fees. CCIA submitted a report by Analysys Mason, which the CCIA Research Center commissioned, detailing the potential damage of compulsory network usage fees on the cloud market in Brazil alongside responses to ANATEL’s questions. 

CCIA previously filed in ANATEL’s 2023 consultation on similar issues related to network usage fees. 

The Computer & Communications Industry Association has advocated for digital trade rules that strengthen the global economy for over 50 years.

The following can be attributed to CCIA Vice President of Digital Trade Jonathan McHale:

“For decades, the internet has thrived thanks to efficient network exchange markets and innovations in content delivery from both online service and internet service providers—bringing more content to consumers at higher speeds and lower costs. Investment in connectivity infrastructure is what has made this possible—and it has been market-based incentives, rather than regulatory interventions, that has allowed the digital ecosystem to flourish.”