Yes, Hawaii. You do have effective competition. So sayeth the FCC Media Bureau in an order released Tues and that revokes the Big Island’s certification to regulate basic cable service rates. It’s the first effective competition declaration Time Warner Cable has received in the state. It also has a petition pending for rate deregulation of Oahu based on the LEC test, with TWC arguing that Hawaiian Telecom provides effective competition. Here’s what the state argued and how the FCC responded.
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