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


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

Mon Sep 29 21:15 "TPA to #FCC: Oppose Efforts in Chattanooga to Increase Government #Broadband Beyond Chattanooga"
Mon Sep 29 21:00 Finding legal content in the digital age:… (via @KPMG)
Mon Sep 29 20:00 #DHS not sure about how much taxpayer money they are spending:
Mon Sep 29 19:00 Congress, Syria, and the #OCO slush fund: (via @defense_news) #DoDReform
Mon Sep 29 18:00 In CO, 30% attrition rate expected for #Obamacare
Mon Sep 29 17:00 Time to export oil: (via @RCP_Articles) #energy
Mon Sep 29 16:00 How the #pension crisis could reinvent local & state governments: (via @FDRLST)
Mon Sep 29 15:00 Embracing the new sharing economy: (via @NationalAffairs)
Mon Sep 29 14:03 Limited doctor networks for #Obamacare will continue into 2015: (via @latimes)
Mon Sep 29 13:05 New increases on tobacco taxes have negative impact all around:


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.


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