from the bad-news-for-CLECs dept

TVickey writes “A bill introduced by the powerful chairman and ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee purports to enhance consumer choice in telecommunications and boost deployment of high-speed data services and Internet connections. This paper demonstrates that the effect of this bill will be the opposite. The bill will harm the prospects for competition, and, with competition reduced or eliminated, consumer choice will atrophy. Prices will rise, high-speed access to the Internet will be significantly deterred and even stricter regulation will be necessary.” For no clear reason, the actual article is available in pdf format, so be ready to open a pdf reader if you click on the link.

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