News - July 26, 2021

INCOMPAS/BroadLand Report on Global Internet Speeds Initiatives: “We Need Faster Networks, Fast”

WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 26, 2021) – INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association that advocates for streaming innovation and faster speed networks, released a new report today highlighting the gigabit speed initiatives set by other nations, including China, the E.U. and the U.K.

The report illustrates just how ridiculous the current 25/3 Mbps standard is, and how far behind the United States will fall without significant investment into deploying gigabit speed networks as fast as possible.

To read the BroadLand report: Global Gigabit Goals - The Race to Faster Broadband Speeds, click here.

In addition to the report, Chip Pickering, CEO of INCOMPAS, released the following statement:

“Policy makers in Washington, D.C. must prioritize building the networks of the future in the U.S. with its bipartisan infrastructure plan. This is important because the rest of the world is racing past us with gigabit speed initiatives designed to deliver faster symmetrical services that empower creators and attract the jobs of the future.

“For years we listened to U.S. policy makers from both parties make bold declarations about winning the race to 5G. Meeting this goal requires future proof fiber to support small cells, so America’s 5G networks will surge, not stumble, out of the blocks. We simply cannot afford to let China, the EU and the UK charge ahead with better broadband. We need to build faster networks, fast.

“Our city, state and local leaders from urban and rural communities have all told Congress they need future proof infrastructure. It’s time to let go of the slow speeds of the past, and invest infrastructure tax dollars into networks of the future that bring faster speeds, more competition and lower prices for all Americans.”