Google’s fiber optic deal is worrying, says Cable Group


By Christopher Cole (October 8, 2021, 8:02 p.m. EDT) – A cable industry group urged the Federal Communications Commission to carefully assess whether a city in Iowa made an unfair deal with Google Fiber to secure the rights exclusive use of a $ 50 million underground network. led.

Warning that state or local rules granting preferential treatment to certain telecommunications are illegal under the communications law, the commercial group ACA Connects told the agency that the complaint by a subsidiary of Mediacom about the agreement of Google with West Des Moines raises “serious concerns” about competition.

Mediacom has both filed a lawsuit in state court and filed a petition with the FCC for a declaratory ruling claiming the deal is proceeding …

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