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Rep. Marsha Blackburn Files Internet Freedom Act

Posted By Tina Korbe On January 5, 2011 @ 6:00 pm In Economics | Comments Disabled

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) is keeping the promise she made last month [1]. Today, she filed a bill to strike down the Federal Communications Commission’s recent move to enact net neutrality regulations. The Internet Freedom Act states Internet regulation is the sole prerogative of Congress, and is supported by more than 60 House members, including the majority of Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

“I agree that the Internet faces a number of challenges,” Rep. Blackburn said in a statement. “Only Congress can address those challenges without compounding them. Until we do, the FCC and other federal bureaucracies should keep their hands off the ‘net.”

Action on the bill is expected soon, Blackburn’s spokesman said — but the act is only an intermediate step in the longer process of repealing the actual regulations.

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[1] the promise she made last month: http://www.foundry.org/2010/12/22/rep-marsha-blackburn-promises-to-undo-fccs-internet-regulations/

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