Bill Hamzy

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Bill Hamzy is an attorney and a former state representative in the Connecticut House of Representatives, having represented the 78th district from 1995-2011.[1][2] He also serves as the Public Sector Chair for the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC)Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force.[3]

He is an adamant and fierce critic of network neutrality, having stated in an ALEC press release, “ALEC supports the continuation of federal policies that have kept the Internet free from government regulation. Marketplace freedom has encouraged the explosive growth of the Internet and e-commerce in recent years. It would be a grave mistake for the FCC to suddenly reverse course and saddle the Internet with burdensome new regulation. ALEC remains concerned that attempts by federal regulators to impose new restrictions on broadband Internet service will hurt technological innovation, deter private infrastructure investment, and threaten job growth in the states.”[4]

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  1. Bill Hamzy, Attorney Profile, HamzyConlin.com, Accessed July 9, 2011.
  2. William Hamzy, Ballotpedia Profile, Ballotpedia.org, Accessed July 9, 2011.
  3. State Legislators Oppose FCC's Plans to Re-label and Regulate Internet, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.org, Accessed July 3, 2011.
  4. State Legislators Oppose FCC's Plans to Re-label and Regulate Internet, American Legislative Exchange Council, ALEC.org, Accessed July 3, 2011.
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