The Federal Trade Commission sharpened its scrutiny of cloud providers Thursday.
FTC Chair Lina Khan pointed to software licensing practices, egress fees and minimum-spend contracts as potential threats. She spoke during an open meeting the agency held to announce a challenge to explore the harms of AI voice cloning and hear public comment on cloud competition.
“Companies across the economy rely on cloud providers to power their services, as does the U.S. government,” Khan said. “Today, it’s primarily three cloud providers that are capturing a majority of the market because cloud computing increasingly serves as key infrastructure.”