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FCC’s ‘relentless regulatory assault’ threatens cable industry

Kenneth Corbin | May 18, 2016
Former FCC Chair Michael Powell, who now leads cable's top trade group, warns that the commission's actions are creating a two-tier regulatory regime that favors tech firms over broadband providers.

"Fast, fair and open broadband networks are vital to innovation, job creation and economic growth. The FCC’s proposals follow the simple principle that incumbent network providers should not be able to use their gatekeeper position to unfairly constrain the choices of consumers and the ability of innovators to create," FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart says in an email.

"Chairman Wheeler has been clear: where competition exists, the commission will protect it. Where sufficient competition does not exist, the commission will work to create it because the future is built on high-speed, competitive broadband choice for both American consumers and businesses."

 

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