Broadband Coalition Statement on Senate FCC/Business Data Service Letter. Coalition Also Blasts #LastCenturyLink for Delay Campaign

August 2, 2016 (Washington DC) – A group of United States Senators have sent a letter of support for more competition in the FCC’s Business Data Services proceeding. Contrary to claims raised by monopoly provider CenturyLink, the letter does not call for a delay in action.

In response to the letter, the Broadband Coalition, a collection of competitive broadband providers, released the following statement: 

“We welcome and applaud the Senators’ support for competition policy that will help rural communities and small businesses. The FCC has compiled the most comprehensive data collection in history, which clearly shows overwhelming market power, indicating monopoly and duopoly control are driving up prices for business customers, schools and libraries.

“Separately, calls for delay by incumbent provider CenturyLink are a sad and empty attempt to keep consumers trapped in last century’s monopoly. Thankfully, the FCC is poised to unleash the future of competition, lower prices and new network growth.” 

“The Broadband Coalition will fight attempts by #LastCenturyLink and others seeking to block competition and punish business customers longing for more choice and better service.”


About the Broadband Coalition:

The Broadband Coalition: Competitive broadband providers united to preserve innovation, competition and connection for future networks. Members including EarthLink, Level 3 and Windstream filed in opposition to the AT&T petition.

To learn more, please visit: http://thebroadbandcoalition.com

and Customers 4 Competition: http://customers4competition.com

Want to understand the FCC's Business Data Service/Special Access Proceeding? Watch BOB: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUQbdVXnD7c 

And follow us on Twitter: @bbandcoalition

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