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 Michael Copps - “Hurricane Katrina showed us we still have far to go. Now people are talking again about full-scale communications planning. This time we dare not fail.”
 Michael Copps - “Maybe a better way to put it on this Halloween Day is to say, 'It's not a trick or much of a treat, but it's all you get if you come knocking on the Commission's door today.'”
 Michael Copps - “Today the Federal Communications Commission empowers America's new media elite with unacceptable levels of influence over the ideas and information upon which our society and our democracy depend,”
 Michael Copps - “Tollbooths and gatekeepers are the exact opposite of what the Internet is all about. Down that route, consumers can count on paying more and getting less content, fewer services and reduced innovation.”
 Michael Copps - “Tollbooths and gatekeepers are the exact opposite of what the Internet is all about. Down that route, consumers can count on paying more and getting less - less content, fewer services and reduced innovation.”
 Michael Copps - “The issue is whether a few large conglomerates will be granted content control. Will we still be able to get local news and clashing views”
 Michael Copps - “It is proof positive of media consolidation run amok when one owner can use the public airwaves to blanket the country with its political ideology -- whether liberal or conservative,”
 Michael Copps - “Am I entirely satisfied No. But this order is now conditioned on provisions designed to address numerous possible harms to competition and to consumers, as well as to protect the openness and innovation that must always characterize the Internet.”
 Michael Copps - “In a sense, these mergers can also be seen as an epitaph for the competition that many of us thought we would enjoy as a result of the Telecommunications Act of 1996,”
 Michael Copps - “If a company bids enough, it can exclude all other competitors, leaving airlines with only one possible supplier and passengers with no choice. Experience shows that if a company has the chance to buy a monopoly license, it will pay a premium for it. That is because it allows them, with one fell swoop, to ensure that competitors will not be able to keep prices down or force them to innovate.”
 Michael Copps - “When you watch search-and-rescue teams from Virginia, and law enforcement officials from Florida, and EMS medics from California, and countless others making their way to the Gulf Coast to help, don't we owe them a system that enables them to communicate once they get there”
 Michael Copps - “The sheer economic power created by this mega-combination, and the opportunities for abuse that would accompany it, outweigh the very limited public interest benefits that either the applicants or the majority find here. The more I review the issues at stake in this proposal, the more I am persuaded it should not go forward.”
 Michael Copps - “The sheer economic power created by this mega-combination, and the opportunities for abuse that would accompany it, outweigh the very limited public interest benefits that either the applicants or the majority find here, ... The more I review the issues at stake in this proposal, the more I am persuaded it should not go forward.”
 Michael Copps - “an abuse of the public trust.”
 Michael Copps - “The more powerful and concentrated our facilities grow, the more they have the ability, and perhaps even the incentive, to close off Internet lanes and block IP pathways, ... The conditions we adopt today speak directly to this issue before increased concentration of last-mile facilities and the Internet backbone make it intractable.”