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Key Dem: FCC shouldn’t impose ‘sweeping’ regs on streaming video

photo: Greg Nash, The Hill

“The online video market is still burgeoning, so right now we can’t know what business models consumers will prefer and we can’t know yet how to craft the proper consumer protections,” said Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. (D-N.J.), the committee’s ranking member, while speaking via telephone to the audience at a Duke University School of Law forum. […] “In the case of defining online video providers as cable companies, I don’t think we can say yes,” he said. “Until we all better understand the ultimate impact on consumers, the FCC should avoid adopting sweeping new regulation.” – David McCabe, The Hill

Sanders, Warren want probe into ‘ridiculous’ cable, Internet prices

photo: The Hill

The issue of the FCC’s authority over Internet pricing is contentious. The business community and conservative lawmakers have said they think that the commission’s new net neutrality rules open the door to rate regulation. They say that by regulating broadband providers like utilities, the FCC can now seek approval over how much companies charge consumers for Internet access. – Jordain Carney, The Hill