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NetCompetition Statement on FCC's Broadband Legal Framework NOI


June, 17 2010

Contact:  Scott Cleland




“FCC Regulating the Internet like a Phone Company Would Enthrone “Ma Google”

“FCC’s Broadband De-competition Policy Would Accelerate Google-opolization of the Net”



WASHINGTON – Scott Cleland, Chairman of, released the following statement regarding the FCC’s Notice of Inquiry for a “Framework for Broadband Internet Service.” 


  • “Make no mistake, Google is the special interest power behind the curtain pulling the strings here. This veiled FCC proposal is conveniently on path to deliver all the special regulatory favors Google has been seeking from the FCC in one rush-order, gift-wrapped package.”   
  • “The logical consequence of the FCC’s veiled proposal today -- to mandate selective FCC phone monopoly regulation of competitive broadband providers, while exempting Google, the world’s largest and least neutral Internet company -- would be a de-facto ‘de-competition policy’ that would: pick competitive broadband companies as market losers and Google as the #1 market winner; enable Google to leverage its search access monopoly into Google Voice, Google TV, and Google’s many cloud computing services; and shift the burden of Google-YouTube’s gigantic video distribution costs completely onto the backs of broadband consumers.” is a pro-competition e-forum representing broadband interests.  See