By STEVE SINOLIA The Associated Press – NASHVILLE (AP) Charter Communications Inc. has hired a former FCC official to lead its bid to become a satellite communications company.
Charter’s bid to join the satellite communications market will be debated by a Federal Communications Commission panel that will decide how to proceed.
The FCC said the board will meet in early 2018.
Charter’s bid is based on a “net neutrality” framework that protects Internet access and competition by blocking and throttling some websites, but not others.
Charyle, a former U.S. FCC chairman who served in the Obama administration, previously served as a lawyer for AT&T Inc. and Verizon Communications Inc., a major cable company.
He also was a senior staff attorney for the U.N. Economic Commission for Asia.
Charters bid includes a proposal to create a new “national network” to bring the nation’s telecommunications network into the 21st century.
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