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McDowell Warns Against Regulation of Broadband as Telecommunications Service

FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality January 29th, 2010

WASHINGTON, January 29, 2010 – In his keynote address to the Free State Foundation on Friday, Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell said that the agency’s number one goal in the national broadband plan should be to do no harm.

He was concerned, he said, that the agency was considering classifying providers of broadband infrastructure as a common carrier under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

Re-regulating internet services in such a manner might lead to a parade of horribles, McDowell said – as well as vexing nuts-and-bolts questions since the deregulatory push of the past decade remade the structure of much of telecommunications law.

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