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US Telecom beats up FCC over investment

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Raymond Maxwell
May 23, 2016 20:42
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Analysis Telco lobbying group US Telecom has fired another broadside at their erstwhile friendly regulator, the Federal Communication Commission FCC , saying the billions telcos make each month isn't enough.

This time it's the FCC looking to change the rules around what it has called "business data services," which used to be called "special access," but which everyone else knows as "backhaul" – basically wired connections from mobile phone masts to the broader network.

According to US Telecom: "Only facilities-based competition is real, sustainable competition."

It can be put out there and there is no way to query or fact-check it.

Today is the deadline for replies to the set-top box proposal, and the first round of comments on the new broadband privacy proposal are due Friday.

On top of which this week may finally be the week in which the Washington DC appeals court decides on the legal challenge to the FCC's net neutrality rules.

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