NCTA: Wheeler Broadband Agenda Should Not Include Title II

The National Cable & Telecommunications Association says that FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's broadband agenda speech Thursday in Washington is an argument for not imposing Title II regulations.

“Chairman Wheeler’s remarks about broadband competition underscore the importance of maintaining a light regulatory touch that encourages more investment from more companies," NCTA said in a statement.

In that speech, Wheeler praised that investment, but also suggested that preempting state laws limiting municipal broadband would also spur more competition.

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John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.