Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of CoStar Group, Inc., Lonestar Acquisition Sub, Inc., and LoopNet, Inc., FTC File No. 1110172 #00007 

Submission Number:
00007 
Commenter:
Patrick Coates
Organization:
Coates Commercial Properties, LLC
State:
Oklahoma
Initiative Name:
Proposed Consent Agreement In the Matter of CoStar Group, Inc., Lonestar Acquisition Sub, Inc., and LoopNet, Inc., FTC File No. 1110172

Competition is essential, and I agree that in order to allow others, including Xceligent, to expand or enter into the space, the FTC should lift non-compete provisions that allow customers in longer-term contracts to terminate and have choices among providers. Thank you for ensuring competition in our industry.