News - January 24, 2022

INCOMPAS Statement on FCC Chairwoman Rosenworcel’s Announcement on Broadband Competition in Apartments, Condos, and Commercial Buildings

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 24, 2022) – INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, welcomed the news Friday from FCC Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel that the Commission will take action to finally open up apartment buildings, condos, and other commercial multi-tenant buildings to more broadband competition, with hopes that the proposals will be bold enough to discourage commercial arrangements that result in monopoly lock ups that impact over 30% of American consumers.

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

“For far too long monopolies have locked out broadband competition and blocked faster speeds, lower prices and better service to a hundred million Americans who live in apartments and condo buildings. We are encouraged to hear that Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel has taken action to move forward on an Order in the proceeding. We look forward to reviewing the details of the Order to ensure that more American consumers and businesses will have full access to broadband competition, which is their right under the law.

“President Biden and former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai have championed this issue, and we look forward to working with Chairwoman Rosenworcel and the entire FCC to forge a bipartisan decision that will enable every customer to choose their broadband provider and will lead to more competition bringing faster speeds, better customer service, and lower prices.”