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Big city officials ask FCC to stop Verizon/cable deal

27 Mar, 2012

Elected officials and community groups in five cities without FiOS ask the FCC to reject Verizon’s proposed collaboration with cable companies. While suburbs enjoy fiber-optic service and competition, secretive deal means fewer choices, higher prices, and slower broadband for consumers in major cities. 

WASHINGTON - Groups of elected officials and advocates from Albany, Baltimore, Boston, Buffalo and Syracuse announced today in Reply Comments to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) their deep concerns about a secretive deal between Verizon subsidiary Verizon Wireless and the nation’s biggest cable companies. If approved, this deal would lead to higher prices, fewer options, and a growing digital divide for consumers in the five cities and across the country.

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Don’t let the Verizon/cable deal slam the door on our high speed-future. (news release, Mar. 26, 2012)

FiOS-Less Cities Complaint About Spectrum Deal (Broadcasting & Cable, Mar. 26, 2012)

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