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Ex-FCC attorney says Internet plan won't achieve broadband goals

Matt Hamblen | Feb. 17, 2015
'Affordable, abundant' broadband should be the ultimate goal, says Blair Levin

Because there is so much potential bandwidth with fiber, overall costs can be lowered, too. "Market forces will drive all kinds of things so that bandwidth will never be a constraint on social progress and will be ever-present, like electricity," Levin said.

The current debate at the FCC is really a "debate about authority and it has genuine merits, but my focus is elsewhere," Levin said.

"I think it's great that Americans want no blocking and throttling and I'm perfectly fine with that," he concluded. "But when we wake up on Feb. 27, I hope we all realize we still have to move to a competitive framework that gives affordable, abundant broadband over a long period."

 

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