Netflix backs FCC call for more broadband competition

NetflixBuilding4Netflix has spoken out in support FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, who said in a recent speech that there is not enough broadband competition to protect consumers and businesses who rely on the internet.

In an official blog post, Christopher Libertelli, Netflix’s vice president of global public policy, called for a positive agenda for bigger, faster, cheaper broadband and “all the innovation it brings.”

“If the future of broadband competition is ‘inexorably tied’ to America’s economic opportunity, how can we settle for a situation where nearly three-quarters of Americans lack a competitive choice for fast Internet service,” asked Libertelli.

“As is the case in most industries, improvements such as faster speeds or lower prices generally result from real competition. Without it, there are no market pressures to set appropriate pricing and no alternatives for consumers and businesses alike.”