News - September 7, 2023

INCOMPAS Congratulates Anna Gomez on FCC Confirmation

WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 7, 2023 –
INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association, released the following statement in response to the United States Senate voting to confirm Anna Gomez to serve as a Commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

"The FCC has been hampered by a 2-2 Commission for far too long, I am thrilled that Anna Gomez has finally broken the stalemate," said INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering. "Her vast experience at NTIA and decades of work in the telecom industry make her more than qualified to tackle the pressing issues facing our industry, such as breaking down barriers to deployment specifically in relation to pole attachments and railroad crossings, maximizing available spectrum use and allowing high-power two-way terrestrial use in the 12 GHz band, and making long overdue reforms to the Universal Service Fund to put it on a sustainable path. These are just a few of the issues the FCC must address to ensure competition in the marketplace, drive down costs for consumers, and move us closer to reaching our goal of internet for all. We look forward to working with the Commission to meet this historic moment in broadband where technology, resources, and good policy can shape the future of connectivity."