Monday, 20 November 2017

FCC's Wheeler defends Title II, AWS-3 auction price

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom, in Barcelona
Wednesday 04 March 15

Chairman insists that watchdog's 'depression-era' rules have been updated for the 21st century.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler, fresh from voting to use Title II regulations to enforce net neutrality, took to the stage at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday to defend that decision and to discuss the recently-concluded AWS-3 auction. The U.S. telco watchdog late last week narrowly voted in favour of adopting a modified version of Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 as the legal framework for regulating net neutrality…

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Tom Wheeler, fresh from voting to use Title II regulations to enforce net neutrality, took to the stage at Mobile World Congress on Tuesday to defend that decision and to discuss the recently-concluded AWS-3 auction. The U.S. telco watchdog late last week narrowly voted in favour of adopting a modified version of Title II of the Communications Act of 1934 as the legal framework for regulating net neutrality…

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