Bates wants PSC to regulate broadband

Feb 6, 2021

With West Virginia set to receive $362 million in federal funds for rural broadband expansion, Del. Mick Bates of Raleigh County is pushing for the state to begin regulating internet service.

Bates said Friday that Suddenlink (Altice), which provides internet service in southern West Virginia, is operating as an unregulated monopoly. He wants the State Public Service Commission, which regulates utility companies, to oversee internet companies like Suddenlink.

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