Cable industry mobilizes biggest lobbying push since 2009

Rocked by a string of potentially devastating FCC regulatory proposals, including the "Unlock the Box" set-top NPRM, the cable industry is making what the New York Times reports to be the biggest lobbying push since 2009, when the agency drew up its first net neutrality rules. 

"These days, the cable and telecom industries are hiring more lobbyists, issuing warnings that they may sue federal agencies, and making speeches and writing scathing blot posts about policy makers," wrote the NYT's Cecilia Kang. 

"The policy blows we are weathering are not modest regulatory corrections," said the cable industry's top lobbyist, National Cable Telecommunications Association President and CEO Michael Powell, while speaking at INTX in Boston last month."They have been thundering, tectonic shifts."

You can read the full New York Times story here

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