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Statement on the Interconnection Condition of the Charter Merger

Washington, D.C. – Today, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman issued the following statement on the interconnection provision of the Charter Merger:

“The Internet industry strongly supports competition, choice, and abundance in the broadband access market. Open and efficient interconnection practices ensure that users have the fast and affordable Internet access necessary for the Internet to continue to flourish.”

“Against this backdrop, interconnection should not be used as a choke point to artificially slow Internet traffic.  While the Internet Association takes no position on the proposed merger itself, open interconnection policies, like the one Charter has offered as a merger condition, are good for the Internet’s users and the broader ecosystem.”