(The following is re-posted by permission from Info Tech and Telecom News. IT&T News is a project of the Heartland Institute.)

By Bruce Edward Walker

Recent attempts to regulate the Internet by the Federal Communications Commission have prompted Sen. Jim DeMint (R-SC) to introduce "The Freedom for Consumer Choice Act." Cosponsored by Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the bill would require the FCC to prove that a clear need exists before asserting regulatory authority and would oblige the commission to provide analyses of potential costs such intervention might impose.

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"I am cosponsoring the FCC Act because I believe we need a safeguard to prevent unelected federal bureaucrats ... (read full article)

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See also:

Critics Say Google Wants Internet Access - Just Not the Bill for It

Analysis: Will (and Can) the FCC Regulate the Internet?

 

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