Over 100 responses were filed to the U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee’s recently released white paper seeking industry input on how best to modernize the laws governing the communications and technology sector. Included among the responses were those filed by LNGS clients Smith Bagley, Inc. d/b/a Cellular One (“Cellular One”), Cellular Network Partnership d/b/a Pioneer Cellular (“Pioneer Cellular”) and East Kentucky Network, LLC d/b/a Appalachian Wireless (“Appalachian Wireless”). A copy of the SBI, Cellular One and Appalachian Wireless response is found here. The carriers noted that a critical element of any rewrite of the nation’s telecommunications laws must be that the nation’s citizens living in rural and more remote areas of the country are not ignored or underserved, but are provided access to the same competitive telecommunications and broadband services that are being deployed throughout the country at a rapid pace. Additional white papers are expected to be released this year as the House Energy & Commerce Committee continues exploring how best to update the nation’s telecommunications laws.