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    FCC changes to data services could raise costs for rural areas, commissioner arg

    APRIL 20, 2017 6:53 PM
    FCC changes to data services could raise costs for rural areas, commissioner argues
    BY DONOVAN HARRELL
    dharrell@mcclatchydc.com

     

     

    WASHINGTON –
    Federal Communications Commissioner Mignon Clyburn ripped the FCC’s decisions Thursday to soften regulations on business data services and to reinstate a rule that could increase TV station mergers.

    Clyburn, a South Carolina native and Democrat, called the party-line vote on business data services an “all-out assault on America’s small businesses, schools and local economies.”

    Business data services connections support rapid data transfers from ATMs and credit-card readers, according to a 2016 President Barack Obama-era proposal to lower prices for these services. The proposal was never approved.

    The FCC’s vote marks a victory for large corporations such as Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc., but could harm small businesses and communities.

     

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  • Pacco Fransisco (4043 posts)
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    1. Does the US government do anything for the common people anymore?

    I am L0oniX  Fuck David and his pin head DLC 3rd way herd of goats
    • davidthegnome (1101 posts)
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      2. Well, they do have one agency that listens to us…

      The NSA…

      Seriously, they only ever do what they are forced to – and it is getting impossible to force them to do a damn thing.

      “There is no distinctly native American criminal class save Congress.” - Mark Twain