http://www.multichannel.com/news/policy/ncta-wheeler-broadband-agenda-should-not-include-title-ii/383542 NCTA: Wheeler Broadband Agenda Should Not Include Title II The National Cable & Telecommunications Association says that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's broadband agenda speech Thursday in Washington is an argument for not imposing Title II regulations. "Chairman Wheeler's remarks about broadband competition underscore the importance of maintaining a light regulatory touch that encourages more investment from more companies," NCTA said in a statement. In that speech, Wheeler praised that investment, but also suggested that preempting state laws limiting municipal broadband would also spur more competition. But NCTA was focused on network neutrality. "The surest way to stifle further competition and investment in the broadband marketplace is to impose public utility Title II regulation on Internet access," NCTA said. "Under the light-touch regulatory regime that has been in place for almost two decades, the cable industry has invested over $210 billion since 1996 to build robust, next generation broadband networks that are available to 93 percent of American consumers. Cable networks capable of 100 Mbps or higher are available to 85 percent of U.S. homes." Wheeler used slightly different figures in his speech. He said that while he conceded a majority of Americans had access to 100 Mbps, "it is not acceptable that more than 40% do not," and added that "just because most Americans have access to next-generation broadband doesn't mean they have competitive choices." Wheeler's speech was about spurring competition and NCTA's response was: Bring it on. "The cable industry is committed to meeting consumer demand for a world class Internet experience and competing in the marketplace with all wired and wireless Internet providers."