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Tom Wheeler: FCC Wants Fair Wireless Competition

FCCSealTom Wheeler, chairman of Federal Communications Commission, said Monday the FCC wants to give all wireless carriers a fair chance to bid on public spectrum, The New York Times reported Monday.

Edward Wyatt writes Wheeler made the first public disclosure of his priorities as FCC chief during a speech Monday at his alma mater, Ohio State University.

“A key goal of our spectrum allocation efforts is ensuring that multiple carriers have access to airwaves needed to operate their networks,” Wheeler told the audience, according to the Times.

He also vowed to enforce measures aimed at keeping open access to the Internet, The Times reports.

Wheeler added he aims for the FCC to safeguard competition in the telecommunications sector and impose regulations only when necessary, Wyatt writes.

“I have zero interest in imposing new regulations on a competitive market just because we can,” Wheeler added.

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