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Boehner rips bid to regulate Internet

Posted By admin On February 28, 2011 @ 5:32 am In Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Mark A. Kellner
The Washington Times [1]
Feb 28, 2011

NASHVILLE, Tenn. | House Speaker John A. Boehner lashed out against efforts to regulate Internet traffic before an audience of evangelical Christian media leaders and pointedly responded to President Obama by comparing the challenge of the burgeoning national debt to the Sputnik-era space race.

In a speech to religious broadcasters that received a sustained ovation at his conclusion, he said free expression is under attack by a power structure in Washington populated with regulators who have never set foot inside a radio station or a television studio.

“We see this threat in how the FCC is creeping further into the free market by trying to regulate the Internet,” Mr. Boehner said.

“The last thing we need, in my view, is the FCC serving as Internet traffic controller, and potentially running roughshod over local broadcasters who have been serving their communities with free content for decades,” he said to loud applause from members of the National Religious Broadcasters, a trade group holding its annual convention here.

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[4] Just 21% Want FCC to Regulate Internet, Most Fear Regulation Would Promote Political Agenda: http://www.prisonplanet.com/just-21-want-fcc-to-regulate-internet-most-fear-regulation-would-promote-political-agenda.html

[5] FCC Commissioners: FCC Lacks Authority to Regulate the Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fcc-commissioners-fcc-lacks-authority-to-regulate-the-internet.html

[6] House to examine plan for United Nations to regulate the Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/house-to-examine-plan-for-united-nations-to-regulate-the-internet.html

[7] UN considers establishing global internet police force to regulate the web: http://www.prisonplanet.com/un-considers-establishing-global-internet-police-force-to-regulate-the-web.html

[8] FCC Moves to Regulate Internet: http://www.prisonplanet.com/fcc-moves-to-regulate-internet.html

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