COMPETIFY Statement on the FCC’s Comment Deadline Related to High-Capacity “Business Data Services”

Washington, DC – June 28, 2016 – The “business data services” (BDS) marketplace may finally be getting some necessary relief.  The comments filed today by COMPETIFY’s many Partners for the Cure outline the competitive prescription for the cure. For well over a decade, the chronic broadband access control plaguing the BDS market has cost the economy $150 billion and for the first time, we have a framework that will deliver the benefits of competition, innovation and good health to this critical broadband input.

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.