Uncommon Wisdom

Oct 18 2007   1:11PM GMT

DSL services, Internet taxes – goverment action

Tom Nolle Tom Nolle Profile: Tom Nolle

Regulators didn’t surprise anyone today with their news, but the did relieve some tensions. The Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the FCC’s classification of DSL as an information service, and the House voted to extend the ban on Internet taxes for four years. The former ruling was the most instructive because it upholds a relatively generous view of the extent to which the FCC can bend explicit legislative frameworks for competitive regulation to achieve a market goal–widespread and high-quality consumer broadband.

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