News - March 9, 2022

INCOMPAS: Broadband Labels Should Tell Consumers Competition is Faster, Better and More Affordable

WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 9, 2022) – INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, filed comments today in the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) proceeding on broadband labels. 

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

“I think the broadband labels should tell consumers the truth. Service from competitive broadband providers is faster, better and costs less than the older, slower large ISPs. From Sonic in California to IdeaTek in rural Kansas, competition delivers the fastest speeds and ranks highest in customer satisfaction surveys. 

“Broadband competition is the law, and consumers deserve to know they have alternatives. The FCC’s recent action to bring broadband choice to families living in apartment buildings, low-income housing and condo communities will impact 30 percent of Americans. The FCC broadband labels provide a great opportunity to educate these consumers on new cost saving opportunities. 

“We would also like to commend Josh Stager and the Open Technology Institute (OTI) for their advocacy in the area of broadband labeling and their commitment to consumer transparency and competition.”