By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 7-9-21

Washington communications policy players wasted no time weighing in on President Biden’s executive order July 9 taking aim at consolidation via tougher antitrust enforcement and potential regulation and re-regulation, including cable and telecom broadband providers who slammed the order as a misleading mishmash from some other time, and perhaps universe.

“We are disappointed that the Executive Order rehashes misleading claims about the broadband marketplace, including the tired and disproven assertion that ISPs would block or throttle consumers from accessing the internet content of their choice,” said NCTA-The Internet & Television Association. “America’s broadband networks have been the nation’s most resilient and critical infrastructure during the pandemic, keeping our economy moving and enabling our citizens to learn, work and stay connected from the safety of their homes.”  » Read More