FCC Doesn't Think The Lack Of Competition Is A Major Barrier To Broadband?
from the are-they-not-paying-attention? dept
Reader Kasey Krehbiel alerts us to some news coverage of the FCC’s recently released list of seven “critical gaps” in reaching universal broadband (pdf) and is rightfully surprised to note that a lack of competition in the marketplace is not on the list. Such an absence makes you wonder if the FCC is really paying attention. Most of the other “gaps” would quickly disappear if there were meaningful competition in the market — but we’ve never had a real policy of encouraging broadband competition in the US. Instead, policy has mostly been driven by incumbents who have lobbied hard for exactly the opposite.