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FCC approves easing business data service regulations

April 20,2017 17:16

regulatory requirements in the $45 billion business data services market, a win for companies like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon Communications and others but could lead to price hikes for many small businesses. The vote is a blow to companies like Sprint ...and more »


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jit Pai, chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission, gestures while speaking on the second day of Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, Spain, on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017.

The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 2-1 to significantly easeregulatory requirements in the $45 billion business data services market, a win for companies like AT&T, CenturyLink, Verizon Communications and others but could lead to price hikes for many small businesses.
The vote is a blow to companies like Sprint and others that claim prices for business data are too high and backed a 2016 plan under President Barack Obama that would have cut prices but was never approved.

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