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FCC chairman and USTelecom CEO
Walter McCormick, CEO of USTelecom (left), and Kevin Martin, the FCC chairman, discuss Tuesday whether regulation should allow network operators to recoup the money they've spent to build their networks.
Dan Hesse, CEO of Embarq, the new local phone company that will be created when Sprint Nextel spins off its wireline business later this year, tells attendees at the TelecomNext trade show on Tuesday that current regulations do little to encourage telecoms to invest in rural regions. He also encouraged local phone companies to work together to develop new standards for the industry.
Disney CEO Robert Iger, one of the keynote speakers Monday at the TelecomNext trade show in Las Vegas, said that customers are king when it comes to buying telecommunications and broadband services. But Iger warned of issues that could slow innovation, including government overregulation and inadequate digital rights management.