Advocacy

Advocates for Competition

Since its inception in 1981, COMPTEL has been a fierce advocate for a competitive communications marketplace, asserting that consumers will be better off and more investment and innovation will result with pro-competitive policies in the U.S.  Over the last three decades, lawmakers and policymakers – on a bipartisan basis – have embraced policies to promote competition in the communications marketplace.  As new technologies and services emerge, policymakers must remain vigilant that competitive choice continues to thrive and that the communications markets function in a way most beneficial to residential and business consumers.

Our members – competitive communications companies that deliver voice telephony, broadband, mobile and fixed wireless, wholesale, backhaul, video, cloud services and other applications, as well as their suppliers and professional partners – are driving our nation’s economic growth by investing in new networks and technology, offering innovative services to businesses and consumers, and creating good jobs in the United States. 

World-class communications networks and services are best achieved through a vibrant, competitive marketplace.  Both businesses and residential consumers benefit the most when they have the freedom to choose the provider that best meets their needs at the lowest cost. 

Our core advocacy mission is to work with federal and state agencies and Congress, and to participate in judicial proceedings where necessary, to ensure that pro-competitive policies and laws preserve wholesale obligations, so that retail wireline and wireless competition can thrive.  A healthy wholesale market promotes healthy retail competition, which is needed to ensure that consumers can access their provider of choice, that all providers can interconnect and that consumers can communicate seamlessly no matter which provider they choose.

Learn about the top issues facing competitive communications providers.


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July 23, 2015
COMPTEL's Fact sheet on the Technology Transitions

July 22, 2015
COMPTEL Statement "Promoting Broadband Infrastructure Investment"

July 22, 2015
At&T Direct TV Merger Conditions Reflect Power of Open Internet and Interconnections Movement

July 15, 2015
Charter's Peering Policy Move Good News for Open Internet, Over-the-top- Growth

July 10, 2015
COMPTEL Praises Action on FCC Tech Transition

July 1, 2015
Unlock the Box: Consumer Video Choice Coalition Launched to Protect Consumer's Video Device Options

June 26, 2015
COMPTEL Statement on FCC Chairman Wheeler's Brookings Speech

June 22, 2015
COMPTEL, NTCA, and ITTA Urge Congress to Update Video Policy

June 18, 2015
COMPTEL Statement on Lifeline Action at the FCC

June 16, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on Granite Petition

June 11, 2015
COMPTEL Statement of Denial of Open Internet Stay Request

June 5, 2015
COMPTEL, Level 3 Urge Commission to Resolve Pole Attachment Rate Disparities


June 4, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on Proposed TRS Contribution Factor


June 1, 2015
COMPTEL Files Reply Comments on Local Portability Transition Plan


May 27, 2015
COMPTEL Files Ex Parte on ILEC Special Construction Practices for Ethernet Services


May 22, 2015

Opposition of Intervenors to Petitioners’Motion for Stay

May 18, 2015
COMPTEL Connection

May 12, 2015
COMPTEL Files Open Internet Intervention in Support of FCC

May 7, 2015
Growing COMPTEL Expands Reach with SmithBucklin Partnership

May 1, 2015
COMPTEL Honored to Participate in Bush Center’s W100K Ride Benefiting Wounded American Veterans

April 30, 2015
COMPTEL Letter Urges Bipartsanship in FCC Process Reform

April 24, 2015
COMPTEL Applauds Demise of Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal

April 17, 2015
Letter of Opposition to Comcast-Time Warner Cable Merger

April 14, 2015
13 Members Elected to COMPTEL Board of Directors

April 14, 2015
COMPTEL PLUS Show Daily - Day 2

April 13, 2015
COMPTEL Comments on Frontier Request to Acquire Verizon ILEC Operations and Long Distance Customers in Three States

April 13, 2015
COMPTEL PLUS Show Daily - Day 1

April 4, 2015
UPDATED: Leading Industry Innovators and Top Lawmaker to Take Center Stage at COMPTEL PLUS Business Expo 2015

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