FCC ready to flunk broadband providers

Consumers--at least those who participated in the Temkin Group report--aren't the only ones who think broadband Internet providers aren't doing the best job they can. The FCC, which maybe carries a little more weight that consumers, is of much the same mindset and will say as much when it issues its annual report on the state of the industry.

The report's apparently moving its way through approval cycles at the commission, so it's uncertain when it will be released. If it's as negative as last year's, there reportedly will be some dust stirred up among the new group of House Republicans along with the usual suspects from the phone and cable companies.

The 2010 report, which gave broadband deployment a failing grade, was used as the foundation of a net neutrality push by the FCC.

For more:
- The Hill has this story

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