INCOMPAS Discusses the State of Competition in the Communications Marketplace

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On November 1, trade association INCOMPAS met with Federal Communications Commission officials to discuss the state of competition in the communications marketplace. INCOMPAS discussed how the FCC should continue to view fixed and mobile broadband internet access service (BIAS) as separate product markets and complementary services when reporting on the state of competition in the communications marketplace. Consumers prefer access to both fixed and mobile BIAS as each service plays a critical and distinct role. Consumers that can afford to buy both services often do so because they use each service differently. Moreover, the services themselves are distinct—for example, fixed BIAS typically delivers faster, more robust connections with set prices for unlimited use, while mobile BIAS provides convenient access but typically at slower speeds, and at higher, often-varied prices depending on data consumption. 

INCOMPAS Letter to the FCC