The FCC's Issuing More Fines Than Ever, But Taking Heat For Not Collecting Them

December 3, 2015

While nobody expected much of former cable and wireless industry lobbyist turned FCC boss Tom Wheeler, he's actually been doing a relatively good job when it comes to standing up to entrenched broadband duopolists. From passing tougher net neutrality rules to taking aim at state level protectionist broadband law, he's often been on the side of the end user and actual competition. That has included an ocean of fines for fraud that, while wrist slaps for the bigger companies involved, have spearheaded a crack down on the kinds of behavior the FCC spent fifteen years pretending didn't exist.

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