Could Spring Come Early for High-Speed Broadband Lines?
Punxsutawney Phil Tells the FCC to Try COMPETIFY
Below is a statement from COMPETIFY and the Partners for the Cure:
Nothing says Groundhog Day like the FCC’s decade-long proceeding over the fate of America’s high-capacity broadband lines. While that may be a good thing when you’re Bill Murray trying to win over Andie MacDowell in Punxsutawney, PA, it’s not so great if you’re one of the millions of businesses and consumers stuck in a time loop of suffering due to the economic consequences of broadband access control. Paying billions of dollars in overcharges year after year only works if you’re these people: Mr. and Mrs. Broadband Monopoly.
Today, Punxsutawney Phil joins the over 6,400 Internet users who have already told the FCC to try COMPETIFY. No more shadows. It’s time for Spring and for COMPETIFY.
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), Sprint and XO.