Even some Democrats – 72 of them – are now on record in a letter to the FCC opposing its move toward a jobs-killing Internet takeover and urging the agency to "avoid tentative conclusions which favor government regulation." The Hill has more from the letter:
"Six dozen House Democrats, including Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-NY), sent a letter (pdf) to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski today urging the agency 'to carefully consider the full range of potential consequences that government action may have on network investment.'
"'Like you, we believe in a transparent, data-driven process and stand ready to work with you on measures that will spur adoption and expand the use of broadband networks. But we remain suspicious of conclusions based on slogas [sic] rather than substance and of policies that restrict and inhibit the very innovation and growth that we all seek to achieve,' the letter reads."
An op-ed in The Jersey Herald notes that Republican Leader John Boehner (R-OH) is leading the fight against the FCC's proposal, calling it "yet another government takeover of a large portion of the private sector by the Obama administration."
On Red State, Neil Stevens argues that "When the FCC announced plans to declare that ISPs are no longer information services, but are instead phone companies, the FCC claimed the authority to regulate content and prices on Internet service nationwide." "We have to stop them," he says. We agree.
So join our fight against the Administration's government takeover of the Internet by signing our petition or joining our Facebook page, and tell Washington: "hands off the web!"
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