New Website, Effort to Focus on their Customers' Issues: Choice, Price, Service
Washington DC (Wednesday June 18th, 2014) – Today the Broadband Coalition, a collection of the nation's leading competitive providers of voice, broadband and cloud services, launched a new effort to highlight the needs of their business customers in the debate over the future of broadband networks.
The new effort, called Customers for Competition, was announced during an event sponsored by the Broadband Coalition and COMPTEL at the historic Library of Congress. The site was also the location of the signing of the landmark bipartisan 1996 Telecommunication Act which enabled choice and competition in the telecom industry, launching a wave of innovation that has helped business customers and non-profits expand.
“We will be building stories from all over the country, from customers who benefit from competition,” said Chip Pickering, CEO of COMPTEL announcing the website and new effort. “There is a broad group of business, individuals and communities that believe in the same principles of competition.”
The new Customers for Competition website, www.customersforcompetition.com, collects testimonials from dozens of customers who appreciate competitive providers like tw telecom, XO Communications, Windstream and TDS Metrocom.
“Businesses of all sizes are flocking to competitive providers for three simple reasons: choice, price and service,” said Jeff Sharp, a spokesperson for the Broadband Coalition. “While much of the policy conversation has centered around technology transitions in the home, Customers for Competition will help tell the story of our business customers and how they depend on advanced broadband services.”
These companies customers range from small mom-and-pop run storefronts to airports and restaurant chains with multiple locations and nationwide footprints.
Customers for Competition features the slogan, “the customer is always right,” as a reminder that business customers want a choice in how they tailor their broadband needs to match their growth.
Since 1996, new innovations from competition have transformed the business marketplace. New technologies like VoIP, Cloud services, and Bandwidth on Demand have provided business customers with more flexibility and better pricing to fit their needs.
**The Broadband Coalition is a collection of the nation’s premier business broadband competitive service providers, advocating for innovation, connection and competition. For more information, please follow us on Twitter @bbandcoalition and learn more at http://thebroadbandcoalition.com
**About COMPTEL: Based in Washington, D.C., COMPTEL is the leading industry association representing competitive communications service providers and their supplier partners. COMPTEL members are entrepreneurial companies driving technological innovation and creating economic growth through competitive voice, video, and data offerings and the development and deployment of next-generation, IP-based networks and services. COMPTEL advances its members’ interests through trade shows, networking, education, and policy advocacy before Congress, the Federal Communications Commission and the courts. COMPTEL works to ensure that competitive communications providers can continue to offer lower prices, better service, and greater innovation to consumers. For more information, visit www.comptel.org or follow on Twitter @COMPTEL.