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02-02-17
Broadband Policy in 2017: What to Expect
By Connected Nation
With the election of President Trump and with the Republican control of both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate, a definitive shift in telecom and broadband policy is almost guaranteed. On February 1, Connected Nation released a policy brief aimed at discussing the key issues in broadband policy to watch for in the coming year.  Key issues include: A new direction at the FCC with newly appointed FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai; Net neutrality and possible regulatory action by the FCC or legislative action by Congress seeking to amend, replace, or eliminate entirely the 2015 net neutrality order; Expectations around the AT&T and Time Warner Merger; and Action on Capitol Hill with Commerce committees in both the U.S Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives moving quickly on broadband and tech policy in 2017; movements include Senator John Thune’s announcement of the Senate Commerce Committee’s tech agenda for the 115th Congress and the House...