A former top aide to Wheeler, Gigi Sohn, said on Monday, the “latest move by the Trump FCC demonstrates once again that broadband competition is nowhere on its agenda. From its efforts to weaken privacy and net neutrality, to its decision refusing to designate new Lifeline providers to its pending order that would preserve a duopoly for broadband data services, the Trump FCC once again puts incumbents first.”

This is a tricky one, as the revised FCC order will bring broadband service to a potential 2M households currently without access to it, but Charter will be their only option. It also prevents some smaller providers from having to compete with Charter, but the flip side is they, too, remain effective monopolies in their service areas.

Ajit Pai = the worst.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-charter-idUSKBN1751LQ