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Letter to President George W. Bush Re: Broadband Competition

We believe that robust competition is essential to the effort to make the Internet accessible and affordable for all. While we look forward to working with you to achieve this important goal, we do not believe that your Administration has pursued policies that have, in fact, moved the nation in that direction. As you recently noted, the more competition that exists in the broadband arena, the more Americans will benefit through choice and lower prices. However, we believe the Administration has moved away from giving consumers more competitive choices, and instead supported or adopted policies that have strengthened the hand of cable and phone monopolists, who together own and control virtually all broadband connections.