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TPA to FCC: Oppose Efforts in Chattanooga to Increase Government Broadband Beyond Chattanooga
09/29/2014 at 02:39 pm - David Williams and Michi Iljazi


Today, the Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) submitted a public comment (view here) to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regarding an outrageous proposal to ignore state laws and allow the expansion of a widely criticized taxpayer-funded government broadband in Tennessee. The comment was submitted in the matter of FCC Docket Number 14-116, Electronic Power Board of Chattanooga, Tennessee. The question before the FCC about whether to allow EPB, Chattanooga’s public electric utility, to expand its Internet and cable service area comes at a time when many states are involved in their own disputes about expanding government broadband. While many state legislatures seek to stop expansion, the FCC and federal government look to override state laws and force expansion. TPA has called for the federal government to respect the decision of taxpayers and state officials in Utah and elsewhere to halt expansion of ineffective government broadband that burdens taxpayers who foot the bill for unnecessary, uncompetitive and socialist-style government projects. David Williams, President the Taxpayers Protection Alliance, said the organization submitted its FCC comment because, “expanding a publicly-funded product that underperforms in the market, both at a substance level and cost level, would be a mistake and a threat to taxpayers."

To read TPA's full release and comment to the FCC on Chattanooga EPB, click 'read more' below

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