“We also need to look for opportunities to get beyond the duopoly and bring more competition among Internet Access Providers so that people have a bigger menu of prices to choose from — helping more people afford Internet access.”
The following comments may be attributed to Computer & Communications Industry Association Vice President Cathy Sloan:
“We have a ‘chicken and egg’ problem where website entrepreneurs and app developers, knowing that certain demographics like rural populations and the elderly are underrepresented online are less likely to develop services that cater to their needs.
“Another improvement which would help respond to the numbers in this report is action on the FCC’s proposal for consumer Internet access protections like net neutrality. More folks are likely to sign up for broadband connections if the FCC assures them of an open Internet, where they can have access to everything, including video, online. Yes, net neutrality rules will absolutely encourage broadband adoption.”