Easier TV service deployment in sight, but priority content delivery yet debated
In the US, telcos would not need any more local authorities approval to roll out TV services. The House Energy and Commerce Committee has condemned, with a large majority, a current process that phone companies say may take a year or longer, and authorized an easier way for telcos to provide TV service, increase competition and limit cable costs. The House, however, has not approved a measure to prevent telcos from charging extra fees for priority content delivery. A position contested by the Senate, supporting so-called “net neutrality” and trying to avoid creating a fast lane and a slow lane on the Internet.