WSJ – Trump Promises Telecom Executives Less Red Tape

PCV notes that the meeting did not touch on corporate mergers, the top item on the docket for telecom execs. While Trump’s top antitrust pick, Makan Delrahim, enjoys wide bipartisan support, more direction from the top is desired.

June 23, 2017

‘President Donald Trump on Thursday told technology and telecom executives the government will tackle federal regulations they consider too restrictive but stopped short of announcing any specific policies aimed at their industries.

The White House meeting drew executives from two dozen companies, including AT&T Inc., T -0.14% Honeywell International Inc. and General Electric Co. The discussions focused on sectors subject to complex government oversight, such as wireless broadband, and others still too new for fully developed rules, like airborne drones.’

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