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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Broadband Invesment and Title II

Everyone these days seems to recognize the potential benefits for individuals, families and small businesses from broadband investment.

However, even some of those who talk impressively about broadband investment fail to grasp how government regulation can work to limit such investment.

For example, a push is underway to have the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reclassify broadband Internet service as a Title II service under the Communications Act. What would that do? It would impose extensive, costly, monopoly-style, common-carrier regulations and requirements on broadband network providers...

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