Broadband Coalition Statement on FCC Competition Action
WASHINGTON DC (October 31, 2014) -- Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) launched a proceeding to facilitate tech transitions in line with the commission’s stated core values of preserving competition, protecting customers and securing public safety.
In response to the FCC announcement, Jeff Sharp, a spokesperson for the Broadband Coalition released the following statement:
“After years of Bell tricks designed to thwart competition, the Chairman’s announcement today gives a Halloween treat to consumers and business customers who want access to more choices, more networks, and more competition for broadband service.
“Landmark, bi-partisan competition rules have helped create an American-made innovation revolution for broadband services. Competition helped bring services like VoIP, the cloud and other IP services to market. We are pleased that the proposal recognizes the enduring importance of core values—including competition and public safety—for how our networks work.
“For months, our customers—large and small, from national chain stores to local non-profits—have spoken up for preservation of the services and choices their competitive providers offer. Addressing preservation of last mile access and ensuring a smooth copper transition, the proposal signals the FCC stands ready to scare off misguided attempts to limit choice and competition.”
DON’T MISS: Yesterday, on the Broadband Coalition Blog, Chip Pickering, the CEO of COMPTEL, detailed how the FCC and Chairman Wheeler’s words have been laying the groundwork for action on competition policy. CLICK HERE to READ.