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Rep. Culberson to Block FCC Internet Regulation

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WASHINGTON, June 10, 2010- Texas Republican John Culberson has submitted an amendment to the House Financial Services Appropriations which would block the FCC from regulating the internet. The amendment would prevent the FCC from spending any money on Chairmen Genachowski’s Third Way proposal. Culberson has stated that only Congress has the authority to reclassify broadband, a theme which was echoed in a speech given by Commissioner Baker at the Broadband Policy Summit. This method of blocking FCC action by limiting their use of funds is also being proposed by his Senate colleague and fellow Republican Kay Baily Hutchinson.

Rahul Gaitonde has been writing for BroadbandBreakfast.com since the fall of 2009, and in May of 2010 he became Deputy Editor. He was a fellow at George Mason University’s Long Term Governance Project, a researcher at the International Center for Applied Studies in Information Technology and worked at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration. He holds a Masters of Public Policy from George Mason University, where his research focused on the economic and social benefits of broadband expansion. He has written extensively about Universal Service Fund reform, the Broadband Technology Opportunities Program and the Broadband Data Improvement Act

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