News - January 3, 2019

INCOMPAS Congratulates FCC Commissioners Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 3, 2019) – The United States Senate confirmed two new members of the Federal Communications Commission today – Brendan Carr and Geoffrey Starks.

In response, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS released the following statement:

“The future of broadband is brighter with the return of Brendan Carr to the FCC, and the addition of Geoffrey Starks to the Commission. 

“In his brief time on the Commission, Mr. Carr has proven himself to be a visionary broadband leader, advocating for solutions that will pave the way to faster speeds and more competition in next generation network services. Mr. Carr has endeared himself to rural consumers, and broadband builders in America’s heartland with his hands-on knowledge and willingness to roll up his sleeves and get to work building the future. 

“Mr. Starks’ distinguished career brings a wealth of knowledge and ability to the Commission. We look forward to hearing his priorities, and working with him to bring more competition and innovation to consumers and businesses across the nation.

“Today is a special moment for both new Commissioners and their families. Both Mr. Carr and Mr. Starks have worked hard to achieve this high honor, and INCOMPAS looks forward to working with them on ways to increase broadband competition that will bring bring faster, more affordable networks to all Americans.”


INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, is the leading trade group advocating for competition policy across all networks. INCOMPAS represents Internet, streaming, communications and technology companies large and small, advocating for laws and policies that promote competition, innovation and economic development. Learn more at or follow us on Twitter: @INCOMPAS @ChipPickering