Thursday, September 12, 2013
Telecommunications want to "neuter" the FCC
Cecilia Kang has a story in the Washington Post Thursday to follow right along the short film reviewed here yesterday. Telecommunications companies like Verizon, Comcast and ATT want Congress to shift regulation of them from the FCC to other, presumably more lenient, agencies. The story on p. A15 of today’s Washington Post is here. On the Switch blog, the headline referred to “neutering” the FCC.
Consumer advocates maintain that we need a strong FCC because telecomm companies lack competition and lack incentive to develop their infrastructures in areas where there is less big business use and less easy profit.