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US: Former DOJ antitrust head to lead net neutrality group

 |  January 16, 2014

Former US Department of Justice antitrust official Gene Kimmelman will reportedly join consumer rights group Public Knowledge to help spearhead the body’s net neutrality advocacy efforts

Kimmelman is perhaps best known for his telecommunications expertise at the DOJ, having worked to prevent AT&T’s proposed acquisition of T-Mobile in 2011. At Public Knowledge, reports say he will continue his work towards cable television content unbundling, patent reform and telecommunications policy as the group’s new president.

Kimmelman’s hiring comes just days after the Federal Communications Commission was dealt a blow by a federal appeals court, which struck down a policy that required Internet providers to give equal treatment to all content online, meaning Internet providers like Verizon Communications can now offer faster speeds to those who pay more.

Full Content: The Washington Post

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