News - June 10, 2024

INCOMPAS Files Comments to Encourage Competition in the Communications Marketplace Report 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – June 10, 2024 – Congress requires that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) assess the state of competition every other year in a Communications Marketplace Report. INCOMPAS filed comments to provide the FCC with information to enable and promote competition in the communications marketplace. The following is a statement from INCOMPAS President Angie Kronenberg.

"Competition in the marketplace is the leading driver for affordability, innovation, speed, and better customer service. In this year’s Communications Marketplace Report proceeding at the FCC, we thank the Commission for all its good work in continuing to assess and promote competition, and provide comments on several issues to ensure competition is ingrained in every single aspect of the Commission’s work from examining competition in the broadband market and impediments to deployment, to understanding how competitive providers are using artificial intelligence (AI) to improve network operations for customers, to voicing our concerns that the voice service and messaging markets have seen a rise in anticompetitive and discriminatory behavior. Our members are at the forefront of helping Americans get better, faster, and more affordable internet and voice service and online content and we believe by addressing these important issues that they will be able to continue to thrive in a competitive marketplace.

“INCOMPAS urges the Commission to consider and adopt the recommendations in our comments as it considers the best method to assess the state of competition in various markets. Now, more than ever, Americans want access to faster, more robust, and more resilient broadband networks of the future and the online content, such as streaming, that is driving more investment in the networks and providing more content and choice for consumers. We believe competition is the driving force to achieve those goals and look forward to continuing to work with the Commission on these important issues."