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Posted June 3, 2013 by Christopher Mitchell

Today, we are deeply saddened at the news that Senator Frank Lautenberg has just passed away. Senator Lautenberg's death is a loss for the nation as well as for our efforts to ensure communities have the authority to build Internet networks if they believe it a wise investment.

The Senator and his staff have long been a friend to local authority on these matters, making it a priority to find ways of defending and expanding the rights of local governments to build networks.

Our condolences to his family, friends, and staff. Thank you for all you have done to help our country live up to our dreams.

Posted May 26, 2012 by Christopher Mitchell

Free Press caught and isolated an excellent question from Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) to FCC Chairman Genachowski during recent hearings. The Senator notes that many Americans do not have sufficient access to broadband but 19 states have enacted barriers to make it harder for communities to build their own.

FCC Chairman said he thinks innovative municipal solutions should be encouraged and that he looks forward to working with the Committee to address the obstacles. 

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