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Cable, wireless groups voice support for GOP's net neutrality bill

Cable, wireless groups voice support for GOP's net neutrality bill

The heads of leading cable TV and wireless industry trade groups on Wednesday expressed enthusiasm for Republican legislation setting new Internet traffic rules because it would avoid the legal battles they said were coming if the Federal Communications Commission enacts controversial new regulations to protect so-called net neutrality. Michael Powell, president of the National Cable & Telecommunications Assn., and Meredith Atwell Baker, president of CTIA-The Wireless Assn. -- both former Republican FCC commissioners -- said congressional action was the only way to provide certainty to Internet service providers so they could continue to expand their networks. ------------ For the...

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