News - March 14, 2024

INCOMPAS President Commends FCC on 706 Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 14, 2024 –
INCOMPAS President Angie Kronenberg released the following statement in response to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) vote on the 706 report this morning: 

"INCOMPAS has long supported Commission action to raise its broadband speeds, and we applaud today’s 706 Report that adopts 100/20 Mbps and sets a 1 gigabit goal for the future. INCOMPAS successfully advocated for the inclusion of a competitive analysis on fixed broadband availability using deployment and subscription information and for the Commission to separately analyze the fixed and mobile broadband markets — both of which provide a more realistic picture of competition in the market. There is still much work to be done to improve competitive fixed options. The FCC’s new data shows that approximately 45% of households do not have more than one provider option for 100/20 Mbps service based on its new map, but when it takes into account subscription rates —there are even fewer options available. Speeding deployment by improving competitive access to public rights-of-way, poles, multi-tenant environments, and the 12 GHz proceeding are all actions that the Commission has been working on, and we are thrilled to see these items were included in today's report."