Abernathy: FCC Has Access Authority

Hearn, Ted
July 2002
Multichannel News;7/8/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 27, p44
Focuses on the views of U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) member Kathleen Abernathy on authority of the FCC over Internet service providers (ISP). Dismissal on the argument against the forced carriage of ISP; Views on the authority of FCC to gain access to the cable industry; Concern on the difficulty of the FCC to impose access mandates on telephone companies.


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