August 10, 2005
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin J. Martin says that the agency's
"We have to assume now that we are in a duopoly world," said Jonathan Taplin, a partner with Business Edge Solutions, a Los Angeles-based consulting company that works with telecom clients, in an interview with eWEEK.com.
The FCC on Friday ruled that high-speed DSL service would henceforth be classified as an "information service," rather than a telecommunications service. The government also issued an order allowing large telecom providers to shutter their DSL networks to ISPs.