Today, Public Knowledge joins other Internet advocates, companies and trade associations in launching Competify, a coalition dedicated to securing wired and wireless broadband competition for consumers. The Competify campaign urges the FCC to continue its work as a champion of a competitive broadband market, following its landmark pro-consumer decisions on Net Neutrality and community broadband. Public Knowledge is proud to support this coalition’s efforts to give Americans the power of choice as Internet Service Providers continue to merge and hike prices on both consumers and competitors.
The following can be attributed to Harold Feld, Senior Vice President at Public Knowledge:
“Americans need access to better, faster and cheaper broadband, but a lack of competition in the market is holding them hostage. We’re proud to join Competify and urge the FCC to stop these Internet gatekeepers from driving up prices and stalling investment and innovation in the communities that need it most. Even Republican FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai has conceded that: 'When it comes to broadband, Americans want more competition, faster speeds, and lower prices.'
“When even Chairman Wheeler's fiercest Republican critics concede that Americans don't have the competition they want to give us the speeds we need at prices we can afford, it's time to step up and take action. We won't get the competition that drives down prices and drives up speeds by sitting around and complaining about it. We know where the chokepoints are. We know how the gatekeepers work. It's time to say no to chokepoints, no to gatekeepers, and yes to real competition. In other words, it's time to Competify.”
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