The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“The Justice Department should be commended for taking a new look at potential antitrust issues in the telecommunications industry, reportedly focusing on the largest carriers. Consumers have suffered over the past 10 years as the industry has consolidated and strengthened its hold over which services can be offered and which equipment can be used. Competition is almost non-existent in crucial services for home and business use.
“This examination is long overdue. We expect that inquiry itself will be of great value.”
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