Friday, May 29, 2015

FCC may be hindering hardware investment with its Network Neutrality rules, but wants phone subsidies to cover broadband for poor

Chrisopher D. Coursen, with an op-ed in the Conservative Washington Times, argues that FCC neutrality rules, treating telecomm companies as utilities, will hinder investment by companies like Verizon in new FIOS hardware.  Coursen points to the Verizon purchase of AOL as non-productive by comparison, in this op-ed. He also compares today’s world to that of a few decades ago when ATT was a “regulated monopoly”. 

The Dallas Morning News reports that the FCC wants to expand Reagan-era phone subsidies to poor to broadband (apparently ground) Internet, story here.

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