August 07, 2005

FCC restricts broadband competition

Last Friday, the FCC ruled to reduce broadband competition. Beginning in about a year, phone companies will be able to cut competitors from access to their high-speed lines. The move follows the BrandX Supreme Court decision, where the Court supported an FCC ruling that cable companies don't need to share their lines with competitors.

In the 1990s, a competitive internet service provider market sparked hypergrowth in the internet. Today's anticompetitive rules are more likely to foster stagnation.

Posted by alevin at August 7, 2005 09:12 AM