Bloody Telecom Subcommittee Battle is Warning to Congress

Apr 26, 2001, 01:00 ET from U.S. Internet Service Providers Alliance

    WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement should be
 attributed to David Robertson, Chairman of the Advisory Board, U.S. Internet
 Service Providers Alliance (USISPA), representing ISPs and state ISP
 associations across America.
 
     Today's bloody subcommittee battle over the proposed Tauzin-Dingell
 legislation will hopefully serve as a wake-up call to the rest of the 107th
 Congress that this is not a war worth fighting.  As representative of ISPs
 across the country, USISPA is confused and angered that a bill that would
 affect each and every consumer and small business in America would be pushed
 through the House without a chance to see the light of day.  If HR 1542 is so
 great for broadband competition, why then are they acting like they have
 something to hide?
     USISPA would also like to express its indignation at the claim that this
 is merely a battle between big companies.  ISPs, in addition to serving
 millions of consumers and small business across this country, are also small
 businesses themselves.  There were 7,200 of us last year.  Now there are
 5,800.  And if HR 1542 passes, there will be none.
 
     The U.S. Internet Service Providers Alliance (USISPA) is the nation's
 largest coalition of state and national trade associations and independent
 ISPs that includes more than 800 individual members. Independent ISPs are one
 the nation's largest consumers of telecommunications services, as well as
 critical suppliers of Internet access for millions of Americans.
 
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SOURCE U.S. Internet Service Providers Alliance
    WASHINGTON, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement should be
 attributed to David Robertson, Chairman of the Advisory Board, U.S. Internet
 Service Providers Alliance (USISPA), representing ISPs and state ISP
 associations across America.
 
     Today's bloody subcommittee battle over the proposed Tauzin-Dingell
 legislation will hopefully serve as a wake-up call to the rest of the 107th
 Congress that this is not a war worth fighting.  As representative of ISPs
 across the country, USISPA is confused and angered that a bill that would
 affect each and every consumer and small business in America would be pushed
 through the House without a chance to see the light of day.  If HR 1542 is so
 great for broadband competition, why then are they acting like they have
 something to hide?
     USISPA would also like to express its indignation at the claim that this
 is merely a battle between big companies.  ISPs, in addition to serving
 millions of consumers and small business across this country, are also small
 businesses themselves.  There were 7,200 of us last year.  Now there are
 5,800.  And if HR 1542 passes, there will be none.
 
     The U.S. Internet Service Providers Alliance (USISPA) is the nation's
 largest coalition of state and national trade associations and independent
 ISPs that includes more than 800 individual members. Independent ISPs are one
 the nation's largest consumers of telecommunications services, as well as
 critical suppliers of Internet access for millions of Americans.
 
                     MAKE YOUR OPINION COUNT -  Click Here
                http://tbutton.prnewswire.com/prn/11690X31856505
 
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