The money has gone WHERE?

Stay Informed

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

chattanooga

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


read more »


Twitter Feed

Tue Sep 30 21:00 More subsidies for Musk and #solar city: http://t.co/g0NBKShzj8 (via @wsj) #energy
Tue Sep 30 20:00 #Obamacare's access problem: http://t.co/k8GId7FvZO (via @townhallcom)
Tue Sep 30 19:40 RT @GenOppIL: Wow, cronyism --> At board meeting Export-Import Bank subsidies approved go entirely to foreign state-owned companies http://…
Tue Sep 30 19:00 @djheakin: we need a fact-based rule-making process in Washington: http://t.co/iNQhzsdwNr (via @AAF)
Tue Sep 30 18:12 RT @NTU: NTU President Pete Sepp writes in @usnews - Don't Hate the Player, Hate the Tax Game http://t.co/NTfdU3BhXO #tcot #tlot #inversions
Tue Sep 30 18:00 One year later, #Obamacare enrollment falling: http://t.co/XxJhjPAYlL (via @FreedomWorks)
Tue Sep 30 17:00 Newly released docs reveal legal justification for #NSA snooping: http://t.co/bPwFjHhvgw (via @Reuters)
Tue Sep 30 16:00 @NKaeding on the real cost of the #Obamacare website: http://t.co/JHglkaMx5e (via @CatoInstitute)
Tue Sep 30 15:32 Great work on this cool new vid from @TheFGA: Ex-Cons Get Priority Over Truly Needy in Medicaid Expansion: http://t.co/mvF8UUv40P
Tue Sep 30 15:00 The Populists' '#tax agenda' is on the ballot in some states this election cycle: http://t.co/noM8zvb0Tn (via @reason)

Media

TPA President David Williams spoke to Neil Cavuto on Fox News about the economy and corporate taxes.


 

TPA's Michi Iljazi on 'Comcast Newsmakers' Discussing the Pentagon Budget




» Watch More Videos


Featured Article

In an erratic defense of the cost versus effectiveness of USGBC's LEED green building certification system (see the USA Today investigative series), USGBC's Rick Fedrizzi shouts that this is a "social movement" and "we are right" at their annual Green Build conference in San Francisco. Taxpayers will say "you are wrong" as they learn more about the costs.

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification system

The Taxpayers Protection Alliance is launching an investigation into the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building certification system. On January 17, 2013, TPA submitted three Freedom of Information Act requests trying to find out what collaboration took place between the General Services Administration and the U.S. Green Building Council when LEED was adopted. While more efficient and sustainable buildings are a laudable goal and can reduce energy consumption and energy costs for taxpayers, achieving that end through de-facto government monopolies is not the right approach.

Read More...




About Us

Taxpayers Protection Alliance (TPA) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to educating the public through the research, analysis and dissemination of information on the government's effects on the economy. Through its network of taxpayers and citizen activists, TPA will hold politicians accountable for the effects of their policies and will offer real solutions to runaway deficits and debt.


Join TPA

Follow Us in Facebook Follow Us in Twitter Youtube Facebook Twitter Youtube