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The FCC plans to investigate whether AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) unfairly hurt rivals by...

The FCC plans to investigate whether AT&T (T) and Verizon (VZ) unfairly hurt rivals by denying them connections and making it hard for subscribers to switch providers. A probe could signal the start of a broader government push for antitrust scrutiny.
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  • Niner
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    I for one hope we see more "scrutiny". In previous years there has been to little "scrutiny", heads were turned the other way and rules and regulations were ignored. I'm not calling for criminal charges. I think just knowing that regulators and others are watching to make sure that there is compliance with current laws and regs is enough. Of course there is always the threat of criminal charges for the worst offenders. I glad to know someone is watching again.
    21 Aug 2009, 07:47 AM Reply Like
  • glassshoe
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    Congress tried to invent competition, the regulators tried to make it fair (it makes itself fair) and the big monopolies spent their time trying to reestablish the monopolies legally.

     

    When the monopoly-built wire line facilities were left in the hands of the incumbents, it killed telecommunications competition. Its not a matter for the courts; its a matter for legislation. Putting claws on a donkey doesn't mean it can chase a cat up a tree!
    21 Aug 2009, 08:13 AM Reply Like
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