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Local Leaders to Vote on State Preemption Resolution at U.S. Conference of Mayors

| Written by Lisa Gonzalez | No Comments | Updated on Jun 20, 2014 The content that follows was originally published on the Institute for Local Self-Reliance website at https://ilsr.org/local-leaders-to-vote-on-state-preemption-resolution-at-u-s-conference-of-mayors/

The 82nd Annual Meeting of the United States Conference of Mayors (USCM) will be voting on resolutions this weekend in Dallas. It’s time for you to call your Mayor and tell him or her to support Resolution #115 on Network Neutrality and restoring local authority on Internet infrastructure. 

The Resolution (page 293 of the Resolutions list) recommends that the FCC pre-empt state laws that preempt local authority over local investments and partnerships to expand Internet access. The net effect is to restore local authority. The Resolution also recommends the agency reclassify broadband Internet service as Telecommunications Service under Title II.

This is a perfect opportunity for local community leaders to express their constituents’ demand for authority to control their broadband destiny.

The Mayor of Madison, Paul Soglin, introduced Resolution #115. Is your Mayor attending the conference?

Act now – the conference ends June 23!