Competition Is Key To Affordable Broadband, FCC's Carr Says

By Kelcee Griffis (June 26, 2018, 8:10 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission must focus on lowering barriers to entry in the telecommunications marketplace in lieu of seeking consumer price controls for broadband service, Republican FCC Commissioner Brendan Carr said Tuesday.

Carr told a standing-room-only crowd at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., that the most promising way to ensure internet access is affordable for everyday Americans is to clear the way for investment from internet service providers.

"The commission has not been in the business ... of regulating rates that are charged. But we do have a role to play with respect to rates, which is this: How do...

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