FCC Chairmain Kevin Martin on loosening broadband rules

The Wall Street Journal today has an interview with FCC Chairmain Kevin Martin. You might find some of his views on loosening broadband rules interesting:

In an interview, Mr. Martin, a 38-year-old Bush loyalist, says his top goal is to increase Americans’ access to high-speed Internet. Late last week, he began circulating plans to loosen rules so neither phone nor cable companies will be required to share their Internet connections with competitors like America Online, a change that essentially would create a duopoly in many local markets. He also embraces the idea that local governments should be allowed to offer wireless Internet services, at least in rural areas where some phone and cable companies balk at providing high-speed service.

 

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