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Cable Lobbyist Criticizes 'Relentless Regulatory Assault' By FCC

Cable lobbyist Michael Powell, CEO of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association, criticized the current Federal Communications Commission's "relentless regulatory assault" on the industry. "We increasingly are saddled with heavy rules without any compelling evidence of harm to consumers or competitors," Powell said during a keynote speech at the NCTA's annual conference.

Powell, who served as chairman of the FCC during the Bush administration, also criticized rules that subject Internet providers to more regulations than Web content companies. "Internet companies are nurtured and allowed to roam free, but network providers are disparagingly labeled 'gatekeepers' that should be shackled," Powell said.

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