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FCC Deregulates Verizon Broadband Prices

  • Corporate customers blast FCC's unusual move and fear price increases
  • Computerworld (www.computerworld.com)
  • 3/27/2006
  • Matt Hamblen

The Federal Communications Commission announced last week that it deregulated the prices Verizon Communications Inc. can charge businesses for high-speed data services, a move that outraged corporate customers.

"Verizon was already price-gouging customers while it was regulated, and this action significantly raises the risk for prices to increase on the broadband building blocks for enterprise customers," said Washington attorney Colleen Boothby. She represents a group of 27 corporate customers known as the Ad Hoc Telecommunications Users Committee.

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