April 20 The U.S. Federal Communications
Commission on Thursday voted 2-1 to significantly ease
regulatory requirements in the $45 billion business data
services market, a win for companies like AT&T,
CenturyLink, Verizon Communications and others
but could lead to price hikes for many small businesses.
The vote is a blow to companies like Sprint Corp and
others that claim prices for business data are too high and
backed a 2016 plan under President Barack Obama that would have
cut prices but was never approved.
(Reporting by David Shepardson)