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FCC Republican claims municipal broadband is threat to First Amendment

2 monthes ago   |   By Ars Technica

Enlarge / FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly speaks during an FCC meeting in Washington, DC on November 16, 2017.
A Republican on the Federal Communications Commission claimed that municipal broadband networks pose a unique threat to First Amendment free speech rights-but provided no compelling evidence to back his claim.
FCC Commissioner Michael O'Rielly made his claim in a speech last week at the Media Institute's "Free Speech America" event. ( Motherboard wrote about O'Rielly's speech yesterday, and the FCC posted a transcript .)
O'Rielly said that broadband providers run by local...
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