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Sprint gives ok to possible broadband reclassification

Monday 19 January 2015 | 11:48 CET | News
Sprint would not mind if the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassified the internet as a utility, the Wall Street Journal reported. The company made the statement after FCC chairman Tom Wheeler signaled he was planning to reclassify broadband as a public utility, technically known as a Title II Telecommunications Service. Such a reclassification would bring ISPs under greater regulatory oversight, something that public-interest groups have been advocating and internet providers have been resisting. Sprint CTO Stephen Bye wrote that the company did not believe that a "light touch"

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Companies: FCC / Sprint / T-Mobile / Verizon / Verizon Communications
Countries: United States
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