News - September 26, 2023
INCOMPAS Statement on Chair Rosenworcel's Announcement
WASHINGTON, D.C. – September 26, 2023 – INCOMPAS CEO Chip Pickering released the following statement in response to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel’s announcement to move forward on the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that proposes to reinstate the FCC’s authority over broadband internet access service and to establish a federal framework for net neutrality policy:
“INCOMPAS is proud of its leadership on open internet policies that unleashed the streaming and over-the-top services boom, resulting in our broadband competitors breaking the cable bundle. Consequently, there is a rush to build more broadband, and broadband competition is spreading.
“We continue to believe Congress should establish a permanent and predictable Internet policy framework. Until that happens, INCOMPAS supports Commission action that provides limited authority over broadband, prohibits rate regulation of broadband prices, promotes competition and technology transitions, ensures access to poles and multi-tenant environments, and puts the Universal Service Fund on a sustainable path forward.”