Some cable ops exploring tiered pricing will be happy to know that new FCC chmn Tom Wheeler isn’t necessarily against the idea. “There will be variations of pricing and services,” Wheeler said during a Q&A following his first policy speech late Mon at Ohio State U where he graduated more than 40 years ago. “I am a firm believer in the marketplace.” More from Wheeler on his free-market stance, regulating the Internet and preserving competition.

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