Boehner slams FCC for ‘takeover of Internet’

Tony Romm
The Hill

…Boehner accused the agency Thursday of pursuing a “government takeover of the Internet,” just hours after FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski unveiled the plan, which would place broadband providers under some of the same rules that have long governed phone companies.

“Under this job-killing big government scheme, the Obama administration is seeking to expand the power of the federal government,” Boehner said in a statement.

“The success of the Internet is a perfect example of what happens when entrepreneurship and innovation are allowed to flourish, but today’s decision will undermine its success and hurt our economy,” the GOP leader continued. “The American people are asking ‘Where are the jobs?’ They aren’t asking for yet another government takeover that imposes new job-killing federal regulations and puts bureaucrats in charge of the Internet.”…

…Boehner on Thursday implored lawmakers to act preemptively to stop the FCC from encroaching too much on private business.

“Congress should listen to the American people and act to reverse this unnecessary federal government power grab,” he said.

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