Unions, other interested groups, want Congress to make broadband decisions

This broadband regulation stuff is really creating some interesting alliances with some interesting perspectives. Now a group that includes the AFL-CIO, Communications Workers of America, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, the NAACP, League of United Latin American Citizens, the Sierra Club, National Urban League and the Minority Media & Telecommunications Council wants Congress to develop an alternative to the FCC's Title II broadband reclassification.

And, even stranger, they want Congress to do it quickly before the elected reps split in August to try to become re-elected reps. Not so strangely, the organizations believe that the FCC process could run for multiple unproductive years.

The group's primary concern is the creation of new jobs via investments by companies in the broadband space, some of which, like AT&T, have said they might pull back in a regulated environment. The group made its beliefs known in a letter to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller and House Energy & Commerce Committee Chairman Henry Waxman.

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