FCC Republican: Here comes 'rate regulation'

July 27, 2015

As part of the approval announced Friday, the FCC is requiring AT&T to offer 10 Mbps Internet speeds for $10 per month to low-income customers. Ahead of the merger, AT&T had vowed to offer 5 Mbps speeds for $10, then rising to $20 for those who qualified.

But Pai said that condition appeared to violate FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s repeated assertion during the net neutrality debate that the commission had no interest in regulating commercial broadband rates.

Read more at: http://thehill.com/policy/technology/249260-republican-warns-fcc-merger-conditions-were-preview-of-internet-rate

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