Verizon congratulates Ambassador Froman and his team at USTR for concluding the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) negotiations. No trade route is more important to the global economy, businesses and consumers than the digital trade route. We welcome the report of a commitment to ensure the free flow of data and no requirement that companies build data centers to store data locally. TPP’s data flow provisions will help harness the benefits of emerging technologies, such as fifth-generation (5G) wireless technology and the Internet of Things, and connect more people to global networks. We look forward to seeing the details of the agreement and to working with Congress moving forward.