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Ammori, law scholar, to FCC: What does future competition look like?

The FCC has made a big deal about how its national broadband plan seeks to increase competition in the often concentrated market for broadband service providers.

It's promised to bust open the television set top box, which is tightly controlled by cable, satellite and telecom providers, in order to allow consumers direct access to Internet content through their televisions. It's also recommended a policy that would allow small carriers to use the wireless networks of national providers, so their customers can get access to the Web anywhere in the country. But the agency didn't set any benchmarks for competition policy.

Below, Marvin Ammori, a professor of law and media/telecom expert at the University of Nebraska, asks FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski what he envisions the ISP market will look like in one decade.

By Cecilia Kang  |  March 22, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
Categories:  Broadband , FCC  
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what is the goverments use of the broadband wavelengths...
will they deploy drones across America controlled thru the braodband airwaves...
can they now track everybody thru one device or another...
because now they will be able to do so...

Posted by: DwightCollins | March 22, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Interesting. Ms. Kang characterizes Mr. Ammori as a "law scholar" and neglects to mention that, as a lawyer/lobbyist for the DC "astroturf" group Free Press, he has been lobbying for the corporate agenda of Google -- for whom Ms. Kang lobbies herself online and in print. Coincidence?

Posted by: LBrettGlass | March 22, 2010 4:32 PM | Report abuse

Folks, watch out for Brett Glass. Some people allege he got so angry he set out in a violent racist rage and got in some serious legal trouble resulting from his stalking of a well-known reporter. Some people also allege he also allegedly got in alleged trouble for alleged indiscretions with a minor. Keep your little boys away from him.

Posted by: AmyBandini | March 23, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

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