Verizon's Silliman on recent Wheeler proposals: 'Some things may have not been thought through'

Remarking on a range of topics including everything from the recent strike to the divesture of wireline assets to Frontier Communications, Craig Silliman, executive VP of public policy & general counsel for Verizon (NYSE: VZ), had some pointed remarks regarding NPRMs recently initiated by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler. 

"Tom Wheeler came in with an aggressive agenda and has been around the industry for a long time," Silliman tells FierceTelecom. "He hasn't slowed down from the day he has come in and has had a full agenda for the last year. With anyone who has a very proactive style, reasonable minds can differ on what things are positive and which things are negative. I think some things may have not been thought through and may have troubling policy implications. Privacy is one of them. Here, you have a very aggressive move by the FCC to move on privacy that actually fragments a policy regime based on center-specific regulation that sets different standards from the FTC and FCC exactly at a time when the sectors and the technologies are blending together and are becoming interdependent and indistinguishable."

You can read the full FierceTelecom interview with Silliman here. 

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