Enlarge / Then-FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in 2015. (credit: Getty Images | Bloomberg)
Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler spoke out against the FCC’s proposed repeal of net neutrality rules this week, saying the repeal will help monopoly broadband providers abuse their dominant position.
There’s “a monopoly provider for three-quarters of the homes in America, and no choice,” Wheeler said in a forum (video) in Arlington, Virginia Monday hosted by US Rep.

Don Beyer (D-Va.). “When you’ve only got one provider, who makes the rules? The provider makes the rules.”
Wheeler was referring to FCC data that shows most Americans live in areas with either one provider of high-speed broadband (at least 25Mbps downstream and 3Mbps upstream) or none at all.
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