Democrats push FCC on local Internet projects

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Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep Mike Doyle (D-PA) are continuing to pressure the Federal Communications Commission to intervene where state laws keep cities from creating local Internet networks.

Local governments’ attempts to create opportunities for high-speed Internet “shouldn’t be restricted by technologically unsophisticated state governments,” Rep Doyle said. He “strongly” encouraged FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler “and the FCC to take quick and decisive action to lift restrictions that limit or prevent communities from addressing their own broadband needs.”

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