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How Telcos, Cablecos Are Killing Local Economic Development

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Want to see local economies grow nationwide? Get the giant telecom and cable companies out of the way!

David Cay Johnston, nationally acclaimed investigative journalist and author of THE FINE PRINT, lays out in stark detail how communities’ economic development is crippled by incumbents’ obstruction and anti-competitive practices. He also discusses how communities, small telephone companies, local providers and WISPs can fight back.

Mr. Johnston is well known for shining a bright light on monopoly conditions in broadband and other industries that constantly rip off consumers. He explains for listeners the latest state legislative (and FCC) efforts that AT&T and other big incumbents are waging to get released from their responsibility to serve rural areas. He offers steps to counter this new twist on shortchanging those communities.

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