Steven K. Berry, President & CEO of the Competitive Carriers Association (CCA), and Rebecca Murphy Thompson, General Counsel to CCA, have posted a blog to fact check the duopoly who have finally taken noticed of the outcry to defeat duopoly.
On behalf of the nation’s smaller carriers, they write:
It should come as no surprise that AT&T and Verizon released interchangeable blog posts on the same day promoting anticompetitive myths and asserting false facts regarding the history-in the-making 600 MHz broadcast incentive auction. It’s clear the duopoly is working in coordination to thwart competitive policies that provide consumers more broadband choice with increased competition, lower prices, and more innovative services from smaller, regional and rural carriers. Interestingly, while the duopoly throws around phrases like ‘unmitigated gaul’ and ‘magenta herring,’ the truth of the matter is that AT&T and Verizon are attempting to deflect consumers’ attention from the true facts.