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Eric Fisher

Eric Fisher covers baseball and digital media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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MLBAM Submits Formal Opposition Against FCC Proposal To Create Digital "Fast Lanes"

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 25 / 14

MLBAM has submitted a formal opposition to a proposal by the FCC to create digital “fast lanes” that would allow ISPs to offer different speeds to various online services. MLBAM Senior VP & General Counsel Michael Mellis, in a letter dated last week, said the FCC proposal “woul...

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