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Federalism Prohibits Preemption of States on Broadband Safeguards
American Legislator ^ | 2-20-14 | Seth L. Cooper

Posted on 02/21/2014 2:39:36 PM PST by ThethoughtsofGreg

Federal regulation of the Internet is a bad idea. So is federal regulation of states that would rather keep their local governments out of the Internet business.

Following a recent federal court ruling about the power of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet, supporters of government-run broadband Internet service have urged the FCC to preempt state restrictions on local government efforts to build and operate their own broadband networks that compete directly with the private sector. More significantly, an announcement yesterday by FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, proposing yet another attempt to impose some sort of net neutrality regulations, suggested possible FCC examination of state law safeguards regarding municipal (muni) broadband projects. The inference is that the FCC would explore the possibility of preempting those state laws.

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TOPICS: Computers/Internet
KEYWORDS: federalism; internet; supremecourt

1 posted on 02/21/2014 2:39:36 PM PST by ThethoughtsofGreg
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To: ThethoughtsofGreg
Put the FCC in control of local (internet) networks?

Is every citizen with an IQ over 50 asleep?

You think the web has occasional problems now?
Put Obamacriminals in charge and hold on!

2 posted on 02/21/2014 4:49:18 PM PST by publius911 ( At least Nixon had the good g race to resign!)
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