INCOMPAS to FCC: Broadband Transport Market Needs Competition
WASHINGTON, D.C. (May 10, 2019) – INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association filed comments with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today in support of competition in the all important broadband transport market.
To read a copy of the filing, please click here.
In addition to the filing, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS released the following statement:
“Bipartisan competition policy has delivered over two decades of American economic growth, innovation and unleashed trillions in private investment. But disconnecting the transport market from competition laws threatens to disconnect millions of Americans across the country, especially in rural areas, who depend on affordable broadband options for work, school and health services.
“The record confirms that there is not nationwide competition for broadband transport -- the critical service link between densely populated urban areas and small towns in more remote areas throughout the U.S.
“It doesn’t take a crystal ball to see that cutting off competition from the transport market will raise broadband prices. One just simply needs to look at the evidence in the Business Data Services (BDS) transport market. Since the removal of competition policy in BDS, small businesses have seen skyrocketing BDS price increases. We encourage the FCC to keep competition in the transport market, and defend the bridge to broadband moving forward.”
**LEARN MORE about the INCOMPAS effort to STOP the Competition Cut OFF and SAVE the Bridge to Broadband here.
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 www.incompas.org or follow us on Twitter: @INCOMPAS @ChipPickering