“WHEREAS, ALEC believes that innovation, private investment, and market competitition, not additional regulations, should drive the continued deployment and adoption of broadband information services, and
WHEREAS, the FCC has moved forward with a plan that would impose its authority on the internet and regulate the provision of broadband information services, and
THEREFORE, be it resolved that ALEC voices its support of lawmakers and regulators avoiding the unnecessary, burdensome and economically harmful regulation of broadband internet service companies, including the providers of the infrastructure that supports and enables internet services…”
–Part of the resolution passed by the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) at its 2010 national conference in San Diego, the resolution which may have persuaded Gov. Piyush Jindal’s administration to deliberately fumble away an $80.6 million federal grant to make broadband internet service available to 21 rural Louisiana parishes.