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End of US neutrality will not save MNO model, even while it stifles innovation

FCC chairman Ajit Pai has made some creative decisions during his first 10 months at the helm, but is likely to be remembered almost entirely for overturning net neutrality in the US, despite the anger of the Internet majors which have such a huge place in the modern American economy. As the US looks set to become far less open than many of the countries which would like to challenge for that digital leadership – notably India – it may be protecting the business models of its fixed and mobile operators for a few years, but it risks putting the brakes on innovation in the wider telecoms landscape. As he has indicated since taking over from Tom Wheeler in January,…

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