INCOMPAS to Hill: Paid Prioritization Must Be Off Limits

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INCOMPAS, the internet and competitive networks association (formerly COMPTEL), wants the House Communications Subcommittee to know just where it stands on paid prioritization: firmly against it. INCOMPAS said paid prioritization, an umbrella term that covers a variety of business plans involving charging for prioritizing web traffic, gives internet service providers the incentive to "monetize network congestions," leading to a world of fast and slow lanes where ISPs pick the winners and losers.

“The ink isn’t even dry on the FCC’s proposal to end net neutrality, and ISP lobbyists are already urging Congress to allow for paid prioritization. You can have an open internet, or you can have paid prioritization, but you cannot have both," said INCOMPAS general counsel Angie Kronenberg.

A survey INCOMPAS conducted found 72% of voters oppose paid prioritization.


INCOMPAS to Hill: Paid Prioritization Must Be Off Limits Open Internet Survey