GOP opposition to Net neutrality builds


The Federal Communications Commission has gotten another earful from GOP lawmakers who oppose Chairman Julius Genachowski’s plan to initiate a rule-making procedure to strengthen the commission’s stance on Net neutrality.

In a letter dated Tuesday, 18 Senate Republicans prevailed on Genachowski to rethink his position on the issue.

“Broadband service providers have invested billions of dollars in building and upgrading their networks to better serve their customers,” they wrote. “However, burdensome regulations will have a chilling effect on further private sector investment, at a time when the U.S. economy can least afford such an impact.”

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