News - May 22, 2023

INCOMPAS Applauds FCC Nominations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - MAY 22, 2023 -
INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, released the following statement applauding the White House's announcement on nominations to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC): 

"Today's announcement nominating Anna Gomez to the FCC and renominating Commissioner Starks and Commissioner Carr is welcome news. All three of these individuals will help bring important viewpoints to the Commission and their expertise will advance policies that will meet the moment to bridge the digital divide," said INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering.

"We have been delighted to work closely with both Commissioner Starks and Commissioner Carr on a number of issues and hear directly from them during our annual Policy Summits. With the robust public and private investment to build out networks, we have worked closely with Commissioner Carr to break down barriers to deployment, increase competition in the marketplace, and connect Americans from every corner of the country," Pickering continued.

"While connectivity has been a major focus, we have been pleased to work with Commissioner Starks specifically on affordability issues. He has been a stalwart defender to ensure that connectivity is not just robust but that it is affordable by all. We look forward to working with Anna as we have with each of the other four Commissioners and welcome her deep knowledge and expertise on a number of issues, specifically her work at NTIA and in the private sector. The Commission has been stuck in a 2-2 log jam for far too long. We urge the Senate to act swiftly on these nominations so the Commission can finally begin to tackle the pending matters before the committee and make real progress towards closing the digital divide and bringing Internet for all."