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Press Release on new FCC "de-competition policy" -- NetCompetition's FCC NPRM Reply Comments
Submitted by Scott Cleland on Mon, 2010-04-05 16:29
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 5, 2010
Contact: Scott Cleland 703-217-2407
NetCompetition.org Submits Reply Comments on FCC Open Internet NPRM
“A new FCC de-competition policy could take away competition’s benefits from Internet users”
WASHINGTON – NetCompetition.org Chairman Scott Cleland submitted reply comments to the FCC’s proposed Open Internet NPRM.
In summarizing the overall thrust of his comments to the FCC, NetCompetition.org Chairman Scott Cleland said:
“Nothing could be more counter-productive to the current consensus behind the National Broadband Plan’s goal of getting broadband to all Americans fastest than the FCC’s potential new “de-competition policy” implicitly proposed in the FCC’s proposed Open Internet regulations and in the oft-rumored FCC re-classification of broadband as a Title II regulated telephone service.”
“What could be the biggest risk here is a potential repeat of the FCC regulatory hubris of over a decade ago that heavily contributed to the massive CLEC/fiber bankruptcies and the dotcom crash, because the FCC did not appreciate what it did not know or the unintended consequences of its ill-conceived regulatory changes.”
The link to NetCompetition.org’s FCC comments is: http://netcompetition.org/FCC%20De-Competition%20Policy.pdf
NetCompetition.org is a pro-competition e-forum representing broadband interests. See www.netcompetition.org.