COMPETIFY Statement on Congressional Letter and BDS Impact on Rural Communities

August 3, 2016

In a letter sent to Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler, nine Senators reiterated the need to consider rural communities as part of the FCC’s business data services (BDS) proceeding. Below is a statement from COMPETIFY and our partners: After ten very long years, the FCC has collected the most comprehensive data set available […]

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

April 28, 2016

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 […]

Reforming the Chronically Diseased High-Capacity Broadband Market

April 8, 2016

In a blog post today, Chairman Wheeler signaled that relief is finally on its way to the long-suffering market for high-speed, dedicated broadband connections. Based on the largest and most comprehensive data collection ever conducted on this dysfunctional market, the differential diagnosis revealed a disease of monopoly-duopoly control affecting a staggering 97% of markets across […]

Out with the Old, In with the New

April 8, 2016

By Tom Wheeler | FCC Chairman In the spirit of spring cleaning, the Commission’s April meeting will feature two items to sweep away old, 20th-century regulations and replace them with new rules that reflect 21st-century technologies and markets. Moving out: the old “special access” regime and mandates for TTY communications. Moving in: a new, technology-neutral […]

High-Capacity Broadband Data Unveiled: Incumbents Overwhelmingly Dominate the high-capacity Broadband Market

April 7, 2016

Today, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued a public notice allowing for the disclosure of aggregated data on the high-capacity broadband market. The data from the largest, most comprehensive data collection in its history demonstrates what American businesses and consumers have long suffered firsthand — this market is sick and in need of COMPETIFY. The data demonstrates […]

Left Behind: Students and Schools Without Internet Access Should Not be a 21st Century Reality

April 1, 2016

Imagine that you are in a school computer lab, working with classmates to build a presentation on Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity. You’re almost finished; all that’s left is to add a few helpful diagrams and — as is expected in every high school Einstein report — one or two silly images of the Nobel laureate. Unfortunately though, the school’s broadband connection isn’t fast enough, and you’re stuck waiting while the Internet buffers.

Why you Should Care about High-Capacity Broadband Lines

January 19, 2016

We at COMPETIFY are proud to present our “everything you need to know” guide to high-capacity broadband lines. It may not sound sexy, but these lines are critical to business and consumers. They are also BIG money makers for a few huge Internet gatekeepers. Top priority, indeed. Years worth of data collection by the FCC and […]