News - July 9, 2021

INCOMPAS Statement on Biden Competition Executive Order 

Competition is Welcome News for Broadband Customers and Small Biz

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 9, 2021) – President Biden today is signing an Executive Order on competition, specifically addressing monopoly deals that keep broadband competition out of apartment buildings and condos, an item INCOMPAS has long championed.

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

“Competition is a free market cure that supercharges innovation and investment. Broadband monopolies and limited competition have caused consumers frustration, slowed down internet speeds and driven up prices for families and businesses for far too long. We are pleased to see President Biden take action to stop broadband monopolies in apartment buildings and condo complexes, where 30 percent of Americans live.

“We welcome additional scrutiny of the large ISPs’ practices, as their legacy market power continues to squeeze competition and increase prices for consumers and business customers large and small. Competition and open internet policies create more opportunities for start-ups and small businesses eager to bring new ideas to global markets.”

To learn more about the broadband competition, please visit our BroadLand USA campaign, click here.