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The Podium

Wednesday, July 21

Working on a Bill

By Brad

Via Broadcasting & Cable, Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) is putting together a bill in reaction to the FCC’s attempt to regulate Internet providers under Title II:

The Freedom for Consumer Choice [FCC] Act, according one version being floated Tuesday, would prevent the FCC from issuing any rules on unfair methods of competition or unfair or deceptive acts or practices unless it had determined first, via a rulemaking, that the marketplace was not sufficient to protect consumers, that the act or practice causes or is likely to cause substantial injury, that consumers can’t avoid that consequence themselves, and that the injury is not outweighed by “countervailing benefits to consumers or competition.

Already on board with DeMint’s efforts, Broadcasting & Cable goes on to report, is the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.