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The Biggest Telecom Developments Of 2017

Law360, New York (December 12, 2017, 12:38 PM EST) -- The advent of the Trump administration had a ripple effect in the telecommunications industry, landing Ajit Pai at the helm of the Federal Communications Commission and teeing up high-profile policy debates. 2017 has seen a wave of media mergers, media ownership deregulation and a revived debate over net neutrality principles.

The year also brought the conclusion of the monumental broadcast incentive auction and a renewed push to bridge the so-called digital divide with expanded internet access and incentives to build out infrastructure.

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