Republicans Urge Obama to Block FCC on Broadband

House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio, and Minority Whip Eric Cantor, R-Va., wrote President Obama urging him to block the FCC from proceeding with an effort to reclassify some aspects of broadband as a telecommunications service, saying the move will hinder the nation's economic recovery. The letter was sent in response to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski's decision to launch a proceeding that would reclassify the transmission component of broadband service as a telecommunications service under the Title II provisions of the Communications Act.