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Senators Debate FCC Net Neutrality Curbs: It is a ‘Nanny State Regulation’

Senators Debate FCC Net Neutrality Curbs: It is a ‘Nanny State Regulation’

The FCC was inundated with comments on its proposal to set rules of the road for the Internet this week, and the Senate Judiciary Committee weighed in with a congressional hearing on Wednesday. Among the high-profile commentators on the issue were Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, who labeled an attempt by the FCC to mandate an open Internet as a “nanny state regulation.” While Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken countered it is “all about preserving the Internet as it is.” Also read: FCC Deluged With More Than 1 Million Comments About Net Neutrality Hollywood writer Ruth Livier called it “a civil rights issue,

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