Monday, February 2, 2004 - The Progress & Freedom Foundation Blog

FCC Gets Further Mired In Unbundling Issues

Well, in the aftermath of the Super Bowl halftime show featuring the unbundling of Janet Jackson, FCC Chairman Michael Powell has instructed the staff to open an immediate inquiry into what he termed the "outrageous" broadcast. He promises the investigation "will be thorough and swift."

The FCC already has been mired down for years in debates over unbundling, but these not-so-sexy proceedings have involved the unbundling of telephone network elements. Maybe when the commission uncovers, swiftly, how the star of the halftime show came to be unbundled, it will then be able to apply that same passion for speediness to finally straightening out unbundling of the telephone network. (Whether JJ's competitors are impaired....well, I'm not going there!)

And, BTW, what a great performance by the two teams. And Tom Brady apparently did it all without steroids!

posted by Randolph May @ 2:52 PM | General