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Opinion

TOM KEANE

Shuttering parks, sites, and services is a scare tactic

THIS COLUMN was supposed to be about something else. It is instead a victim of the shutdown.

An arcane rule put out by the Federal Communications Commission has fallen prey to the law of unintended consequences, costing consumers unnecessary millions. It’s a neat illustration of how hard it is to regulate a complex market as rules move slowly and technology evolves rapidly.

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