FCC: Cable broadband is not telecom


FCC wants the Supreme Court to reverse an appeals court ruling that could lead to heavier regulation of cable companies’ high-speed Internet service, according to Reuters. FCC has asked the federal appeals court to overturn its ruling that labels cable broadband as a telecom service. Do that, kill VoIP and give Bells another 100 years of monopoly status quo. “Applying taxes, regulations and concepts from a century ago to today’s cutting-edge services will only stifle innovation and competition,” FCC Chairman Michael Powell said in a statement on Monday. For once I actually agree with the man.

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