Bickering over BDS reform

Posted by | October 07, 2016 | | No Comments

Originally published in SNL Kagan Media & Communications Report on October 7, 2016.

“Another point of contention is that Verizon and INCOMPAS have billed their proposal as a ‘compromise’ given that Verizon is a leading incumbent and INCOMPAS is a trade group dedicated to competitive networks. But Fred Campbell, the director of Tech Knowledge, argues that the proposal is not a true compromise, and that Verizon is more interested in growing its wireless business than protecting its wireline assets.

‘A true compromise requires both sides to make concessions. In its agreement with INCOMPAS, however, Verizon stands to reap substantial gains for its wireless business while conceding nothing that would harm its bottom line,’ Campbell wrote in an opinion piece for Forbes.”