Monday, December 18, 2006

FCC Head: Cities Block Cable Competition

FCC Chair Martin says: "Cable television rates keep going up while prices for other communications services are going down, says the nation's chief communications regulator, and he blames local governments for blocking competition." Um, I don't know if you have checked your phone bill lately, Kev, but my VZ Local rates keep going up! Due to your deregulation scheme! At least with TV, there are 2 national DBS - DTV & DISH. But for POTS, not so much. I wonder why? I wonder how we have lost so much competition since Martin has been at the FCC?

I might have to read this book: Law and Disorder in Cyberspace: Abolish the FCC and Let Common Law Rule the Telecosm by Peter Huber.

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