INCOMPAS President Angie Kronenberg released a blog last week on the FCC’s Communications Marketplace Report.
In the blog, Kronenberg focused on:
- New information and data in the report
- Lack of broadband competition for home internet service
- Need for policymakers to focus their attention on lowering the barriers to broadband deployment, including addressing the costs and timing to access public rights-of-way.
She concluded: "To achieve our nation’s goals of bringing high-speed internet to everyone — what the Administration now calls 'Internet for All' — we must embrace streamlined processing and reasonable access at low-cost to public rights-of-way. Speeding access to poles, ducts and conduits so that networks can be built is hard work, but this effort also will enable competitors who are bringing fiber, fixed wireless and mobile options to more communities to offer choice where so many customers still need it. Real choice for fast networks will enable greater economic growth for our cities and towns and will help secure our nation’s economic future."