Small ISPs Ask Pols For Relief From FCC Transparency Rules

Law360, Washington (January 4, 2017, 5:41 PM EST) -- Four trade associations representing small cable, broadband and wireless groups asked several lawmakers Tuesday to move forward with legislation to prevent heightened Federal Communications Commission transparency rules from going into effect for small providers, saying their members need certainty.

The groups, including the Competitive Carriers Association, NTCA-The Rural Broadband Association, the Wireless Internet Service Providers Association and the American Cable Association, asked Sens. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Reps. Greg Walden, R-Ore., and Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa, for action following their previous work to advance legislation. The Open Internet Order requires internet service providers to disclose promotional rates, pricing...

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