US Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH).

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US Rep. Bob Latta (R-OH) on Wednesday filed legislation that would prevent the Federal Communications Commission from attempting to regulate broadband Internet service as a public utility.
It probably won’t surprise you that Internet service providers have enthusiastically given money to this congressman. As we reported in our May 16 story “Bankrolled by broadband donors, lawmakers lobby FCC on net neutrality,” Latta received $51,000 from cable company interests in the two-year period ending December 2013.
Latta was one of “28 House members who lobbied the Federal Communications Commission to drop net neutrality,” with those lawmakers having “received more than twice the amount in campaign contributions from the broadband sector than the average for all House members,” our story noted.
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