From Reason:

“An example of this becoming an issue is with Portland,” Tom Struble, technology policy manager at the R Street Institute, toldĀ Reason. “In 2002, Portland, Oregon tried to reclassify cable as a Title II service instead of a Title I service and the FCC stepped in to prevent this because it came in direct conflict with the Telecommunications Act of 1996.”


“Everyone can agree that the federal government needs to be the ones to provide the guidelines on this issue, not 50 different patchwork regulations for each state,” says Struble. “These states are well aware of the outcome and are often complicit in wasting millions of dollars of taxpayer resources to prove the point that they’re not happy with federal law on this issue.”

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