In response to the letter from Verizon and INCOMPAS on the FCC's Business Data Services proceeding today, The Broadband Coalition, a collection of competitive broadband providers united to preserve innovation, competition and connection for future networks, released the following statement:
"We welcome constructive conversation on the FCC’s Business Data Services proceeding, such as today's letter from Verizon and INCOMPAS, and a recent letter from Public Knowledge.
“We are encouraged by progress, but strong Commission action is still needed in order to bring relief to millions of business customers who have long been denied competition, lower prices and innovation because of monopoly pricing and lack of choice.
“The FCC’s data driven process, built on a historic pricing investigation, paves the way for reform. Proper follow through by the agency has the potential to redirect billions of dollars in hidden overcharges paid by consumers and entrepreneurs everywhere, and instead let them spend those dollars building their homes and businesses.”
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The Broadband Coalition: Competitive broadband providers united to preserve innovation, competition and connection for future networks.
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