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Martin on Losing End of FCC Vote

Jun 24, 2008  •  Post A Comment

In a sign that he’s lost the support of even his Republican colleagues, Federal Communications Commission chairman Kevin Martin was outvoted 4-1 on a ruling that prevents Verizon from using proprietary information to keep phone subscribers from switching their phone service to a cable company, the Los Angeles Times reports. It is the second time in seven months Republicans Robert McDowell and Deborah Taylor Tate have disagreed with Martin, who fired back calling the ruling “indefensible,” saying it favors cable companies over telcos. Cable companies frequently complain Martin treats them unfarily, the paper says.

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