FCC again balks on telephone network shutdown

According to Fred Campbell of the Competitive Enterprise Institute and a former bureau chief at the FCC, Friday’s notice is “more likely to discourage future investment in Internet infrastructure than to accelerate it.”

Though Campbell notes the importance of the three issues the task force appears willing to test, he says that trials for only these specific features would “yield little, if any, data about the challenges of shutting down the technologies used by the legacy telephone network.”