GOP Attempts To Counter FCC Broadband Regulation

Law360, New York (June 18, 2010, 1:04 PM EDT) -- Republicans in Congress are formulating a strategy to oppose the Federal Communications Commission's move to ramp up regulation on broadband Internet, beginning with a bill from Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., that would turn the FCC into an antitrust-style agency focused on market abuses.

FCC commissioners on Thursday voted 3-2 to open for public comment a proposed legal strategy that would give the agency greater regulatory authority over broadband services by shifting broadband from an information to a telecommunications service.

DeMint said Thursday that the proposed legislation...
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