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Rep. Inslee Asks FCC to Support Title II Reclassification

WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 –Rep. Jay Inslee, who sits on the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, and the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, sent the letter signed by Reps. Barney Frank, Donna Edwards, and John Tierney among others to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowsk urging him to reclassify broadband as a “telecommunications service” under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 –Rep. Jay Inslee, who sits on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, sent a letter signed by 32 lawmakers to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski lauding him for his plan to reclassify broadband as a “telecommunications service” under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

This classification is controversial because Title II regulation applies to the actual cable wire structure that homes use to gain access to the Internet, which provides many companies the opportunity to sell access.

The lawmakers said they support the reclassification because they believe in “a free and open broadband platform has transformed the ways Americans, learn, interact and do business.”

David Cup is working at BroadbandBreakfast.com through an internship with the National Journalism Center. A student at the Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio, he is pursuing the majors of Political Science and Journalism. He has worked on his school yearbook and written for the Franciscan Sports Information Department.

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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 –Rep. Jay Inslee, who sits on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, sent a letter signed by 32 lawmakers to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski lauding him for his plan to reclassify broadband as a “telecommunications service” under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

This classification is controversial because Title II regulation applies to the actual cable wire structure that homes use to gain access to the Internet, which provides many companies the opportunity to sell access.

The lawmakers said they support the reclassification because they believe in “a free and open broadband platform has transformed the ways Americans, learn, interact and do business.”

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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 –Rep. Jay Inslee, who sits on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, sent a letter signed by 32 lawmakers to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski lauding him for his plan to reclassify broadband as a “telecommunications service” under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

This classification is controversial because Title II regulation applies to the actual cable wire structure that homes use to gain access to the Internet, which provides many companies the opportunity to sell access.

The lawmakers said they support the reclassification because they believe in “a free and open broadband platform has transformed the ways Americans, learn, interact and do business.”

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WASHINGTON, June 22, 2010 –Rep. Jay Inslee, who sits on the House Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet, sent a letter signed by 32 lawmakers to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski lauding him for his plan to reclassify broadband as a “telecommunications service” under Title II of the Telecommunications Act.

This classification is controversial because Title II regulation applies to the actual cable wire structure that homes use to gain access to the Internet, which provides many companies the opportunity to sell access.

The lawmakers said they support the reclassification because they believe in “a free and open broadband platform has transformed the ways Americans, learn, interact and do business.”

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