NCTA took on critics of tier- or usage-based pricing Fri, holding a briefing with experts who said it would benefit consumers and incentivize investment in network infrastructure. The event seemed designed to counter groups like Public Knowledge, which have raised questions about usage-based pricing. Comcast joined Time Warner Cable and a handful of other service providers in May in switching to the usage-based pricing model. Here’s what the experts had to say.

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The opposition to the FCC’s proposal to lift the media ownership ban is piling up. Read on for details on a letter from Democrats.
 
Groups and companies including NCTA, ACA and DISH asked the FCC to issue a supplemental notice seeking comment on proposals that would more equitably distribute CAF Phase I funding, they said in a joint letter.

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