WASHINGTON DC (June 26, 2015) – Today, the Chairman of the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Tom Wheeler, discussed the future of broadband during an address before the Brookings Institute in Washington D.C.
In response, Jeff Sharp, a spokesperson for the Broadband Coalition, released the following statement:
“With competition entered into his GPS, we are pleased to hear that Chairman Wheeler has the pedal to the floor on a comprehensive broadband deployment and connection agenda.
“In the past week, more than 6,500 new voices have called on the FCC to take action in support of broadband competition. Today’s remarks by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in support of a robust effort to unleash competition are an indication that their message is being recognized.
“For too long, large incumbent providers have pumped the brakes on competition. If we are to move beyond the debates of the past, and unleash future networks and technology then we must protect and promote competition starting with action on the tech transitions docket and the long stalled competitive access proceeding.
“A caravan of consumers, business customers, schools, libraries and government entities need the FCC to remove roadblocks to competition. Today’s remarks indicate that he has taken notice of their call for more choice and new networks.”
To learn more about the Broadband Coalitions new campaign to Stop BOB (Big Old Broadband), and demand more choice and more competition in broadband, please visit: http://thebroadbandcoalition.com/bigoldbroadband/