The Hill has posted a letter from a group of minority organizations asking Congressional leaders to step in with broadband legislation rather than the FCC writing up regulations on its own:
[W[e are concerned that the Commission’s proposed regulations could be a distraction from efforts to implement the National Broadband Plan. By injecting uncertainty into the broadband market, we fear that proposed regulations could have detrimental effects on investment, innovation and job creation. As staff from the Commission has estimated that it will take up to $350 billion to deploy broadband nationally, those underserved by broadband cannot afford a decrease in future investments. Nor can American workers, who we must rely upon to build out broadband infrastructure across the country. The goal of closing the digital divide and creating jobs in our communities should be at the forefront of our broadband policy agenda at this time.
The full letter, including the names and organizations who have signed it, can be read at The Hill.