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Congressman Ro Khanna

Representing the 17th District of California

STATEMENT: Rep. Khanna Blasts FCC’s Recent Anti-Competitive Decision

April 4, 2017
Press Release

Washington, DC – Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) issued the following the statement on the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to reverse an Obama Administration order that requires Charter Communications to expand service to more households. The directive was part of Charter’s agreement in acquiring Time Warner Cable and Bright House Networks.

“When selecting a broadband provider, consumers deserve more competition in the marketplace, not less. Just four companies – AT&T, Verizon, Comcast, and Charter Communications – dominate 70 percent of the marketplace and have done so for two decades. This latest move by the FCC is anti-competitive. The FCC is now protecting incumbent companies that provide broadband from competition from Charter. The only way to achieve affordable, high-speed internet access is by fostering a competitive marketplace that puts consumers first. Unfortunately, this FCC chair is more interested in protecting companies and trade associations than consumers.”

About the Office

Congressman Khanna represents the 17th District of California, which covers communities in Silicon Valley. Visit his website at khanna.house.gov. Follow him on Facebook and Twitter @RepRoKhanna.

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