News - September 7, 2021

INCOMPAS: FCC Seeks Answers on Apartment/Condo Monopolies, Residents Seek Competition

WASHINGTON, D.C. (September 7, 2021) – The FCC announced a new public notice today probing the lack of broadband competition in multiple tenant environments (MTEs), such as apartment buildings and condominium complexes, where an estimated 30% of Americans live.

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

“Removing monopoly roadblocks in apartment and condo buildings will help bring faster broadband speeds, lower prices and more competition to over 100 million Americans. We applaud the FCC and Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel for launching this import public inquiry and encourage them to move quickly to help families in MTEs that are trapped in monopoly zones.

“President Biden and the White House made broadband central to their broader competition goals, which was welcome news to families and small businesses who pay too much for poor, slow service. Competition builds the future, and broadband customers are ready for faster, more affordable choices.”