Hurt votes to expand broadband access

Published 10:36 am Thursday, March 17, 2016

WASHINGTON D.C. — U.S. Rep. Robert Hurt recently voted in favor of the Small Business Broadband Deployment Act, which he says would loosen burdensome regulations on small Internet Service Providers imposed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

The move will allow the FCC to focus on expanding customer access to broadband, he said in a statement.

“From the Environmental Protection Agency to the FCC, Washington continues to force unnecessary regulations on the American people and our small businesses,” he said. “In the House of Representatives, we are committed to cutting this bureaucratic red tape and allowing our small businesses to flourish. This bipartisan legislation will protect small businesses from the burdensome requirements in the FCC’s Open Internet Order, allowing them to dedicate their resources to expanding and innovating.”

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