Bipartisan speakers discuss the 1996 Telecom Act

Recently, current and former Members of Congress, consumer advocates and CEOs from the nation’s leading competitive broadband providers joined with customers to discuss the enduring benefits of competition forged in the landmark 1996 Telecom Act.

The event, Customers, Competition and the 1996 Telecom Act, was hosted by COMPTEL and The Broadband Coalition in the historic Jefferson Building of the Library of Congress, the original site of the signing of the 1996 Telecommunications Act. Also during the event, the Broadband Coalition launched a new effort called Customers for Competition to highlight the needs of their business customers in the debate over the future of broadband networks.

“The site will be building stories from all over the country, from customers who benefit from competition,” said COMPTEL CEO Chip Pickering at the event. “There is a broad group of business, individuals and communities that believe in the same principles of competition.”