EFF to the FCC: Don’t Let AT&T and Verizon Get a Chokehold on Internet Access Competition

(From EFF)

On August 6, we filed a comment [pdf] opposing US Telecom’s (AT&T’s and Verizon’s trade association) petition for forbearance—the request that the FCC use its authority to repeal a key provision of the 1996 Telecommunications Act.

Today, thanks to this provision, a new telecom company doesn’t have to raise the huge amounts of money needed to initially build its own infrastructure.

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