Help stop a massive broadband price hike. Big telecom companies like AT&T are lobbying Washington, D.C. to cut off competition and raise prices. They want to end bipartisan competition laws and take away your right to better service, faster speeds and lower prices.
Help Save the Bridge 2 Broadband!
Tell the FCC you want MORE competition, not LESS! Support small, local broadband builders who deploy fiber networks critical to the 5G future. Better broadband unites urban and rural America.
NEW FIBER BUILDERS
Companies building new Gigabit speed networks use the Bridge 2 Broadband. Cutting off access to customers will freeze the deployment of new networks. Help them build the future!
In America’s small towns, local broadband providers are many families’ ONLY connection to the internet. Local providers came to the rescue after Big Telecom abandoned communities. Don’t cut them off!
SCHOOLS, LIBRARIES, HOSPITALS, AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Education and community centers depend on the Bridge 2 Broadband for lower prices. Police, fire and local governments look to competition to assist them in providing life-saving services. Don’t cut them off!
Every growing business, large and small, gets a better deal with more competition. ‘One Call/Connect All’ options link retail and branch offices around the nation. Don’t pay more for a telecom monopoly you don’t want!
“ There are many ramifications for small ISPs if the petition passes: It could mean no new provisioning (which means no new customers), it could terminate all access, leaving millions of consumers without a new provider, or it would increase prices substantially. In fact, in the initial petition, USTelecom said it wanted to raise prices by 15 percent immediately. ”
“ Hands-off regulation of phone companies and cable firms has made real competition in broadband service effectively nonexistent. Half the households in America have only one choice for decent service — their cable operator. Very few have more than two — their local cable company and local phone company. ”
“ Consumers need high speed, quality internet in order to participate in the economy. Yet, America’s big telecom giants have zero interest in what consumers need; their primary interest lies in turning a profit. Without competitive alternatives in place, incumbent providers will not have any incentive to improve their service offering, allowing these companies to raise prices as they see fit… ”
“ Should the rules be dismantled, customers on smaller ISPs would likely not only lose access to their existing services, incumbent providers would be incentivized to raise rates even further. ”
“ The facts are clear, where smaller competitors have access and are deploying new networks, big telecom incumbents are forced to upgrade their service and lower prices. [USTelecom’s] petition delays the future and will incentivize large incumbent telecom providers to raise rates on older, slower lines for much longer. ”