News - January 16, 2019

INCOMPAS: Net Neutrality Court Delay Will Slow Down Streaming Revolution

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 16, 2019) – INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, is opposing the FCC’s motion seeking a delay in the Open Internet court case.

INCOMPAS, who is a leading petitioner in the legal case to save net neutrality, filed an opposition to the motion today so that oral arguments will continue on February 1 as planned. The court earlier this week notified the public that arguments scheduled during the month of February would proceed notwithstanding the government shutdown, which prompted the FCC to seek the delay.

INCOMPAS, which represents leading streaming companies, edge providers and competitive broadband network builders, points to legal precedent during previous government shutdowns, and highlighted the risks to consumers and the streaming revolution.  

A copy of the motion can be found here.

In addition to the court filing, Angie Kronenberg, Chief Advocate and General Counsel for INCOMPAS, released the following statement:

“Over 80 percent of Americans oppose the FCC action to end strong net neutrality policies that gave rise to the streaming revolution and brought stronger open internet freedoms. It’s time for net neutrality to have its day in court, so consumers, streamers and internet dreamers can have the threat of ISP gatekeeper fees, paid prioritization and blocking behavior removed from the equation.”

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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


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