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FCC chairman Wheeler is just as bad as we thought he’d be

30
Apr
2014

Let’s assume for the sake of argument that former cable lobbyist and current Federal Communications Commission chairman Tom Wheeler isn’t a cynical shill for big business and is being completely sincere in his latest blog post about “finding the best path forward” in “defending” the open Internet. I begin with this premise because even if we take Wheeler’s statements at face value, he’s still showing a completely wrong-headed approach to regulation that I’ve long found disconcerting ever since I read his take on why ATT should have been allowed to buy T-Mobile. For those of you who don’t recall, Wheeler said back in 2011 that the government should approve ATT’s plan to buy T-Mobile as long as ATT agreed to

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