Traditional phone companies are upset that the 25Mbps requirement means their typical rural broadband solution – DSL, usually won’t cut it.
Wireless companies have also had a hard time assuring the FCC of consistent 25Mbps speeds, making it difficult for them to qualify for grants.
He depends on an unnamed source from an article written on and also quotes the CEO of Freedom Foundation of Minnesota, which is closely associated with the same Franklin Center that hosts
Kampis’ piece relies on sourcing that is directly tied to the organization hosting his article.
By wiping out the Obama Administration’s FCC speed standard, more ratepayer dollars will be directed to phone and wireless companies that will build less expensive and less-capable DSL and wireless networks instead of investing in more modern technology like fiber optics. Kampis, and others, through their advocacy, claim their motive is a reduction in government waste.
You don't have to sit back and take what they give you anymore.
AT&T wasn’t happy with a 10Mbps standard for wireless service either.
Incidentally, these are the same companies that have failed to solve the rural broadband gap all along.
It donates to dark money groups that fund various sock puppet and astroturf operations that avoid revealing where the money comes from, while the groups get to claim they are advocating for taxpayers.
By no coincidence, these groups frequently don’t attack corporate welfare, especially if the recipient is also a donor.