COMPETIFY Statement in Response to Today’s FCC Vote on Dedicated High-Speed ‘Business Data Services

Washington, DC – April 28, 2016 – Today, the Federal Communication Commission confirmed its diagnosis of the critical market for dedicated high-speed ‘business data services,’ finding significant market power over these essential broadband inputs, with chronic symptoms extending throughout the broadband economy. This data-driven diagnosis is a major step towards a cure, setting the stage for real reform built upon a forward-looking competitive wireline framework that ensures the health and stability of this crucial broadband input, and a runway for innovations in 5G, the Internet of Things and other technologies just waiting at the door to benefit consumers and the American economy.

COMPETIFY Partners for the Cure include: Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee, Broadband Coalition, BT, Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA), Engine, INCOMPAS, Institute for Local Self-Reliance (ILSR), Level 3, Open Technology Institute at New America, Public Knowledge, Schools, Health and Libraries Broadband Coalition (SHLB), and Sprint.