Ford Out at Broadband for America

Group issues strong statement, says Ford offered resignation
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Harold Ford is out as honorary chair of Broadband for America, the ISP-backed group advocating for rolling back net-neutrality regulations and other actions they say promote broadband investment and deployment.

The former Democratic Congressman was fired from financial firm Morgan Stanley after allegations of harassment surfaced against him from a reporter.

In a series of Tweets, Ford categorically denied the allegations and said he plans to sue the reporter and Morgan Stanley for wrongful termination. Nonetheless, BFA's statement was a strong one.

"Harold Ford Jr. offered, and we accepted, his resignation as Honorary Chairman of Broadband for America (BFA), effective immediately," the group said. "BFA and its member companies take the issue of harassment very seriously. BFA does not tolerate intimidation, discrimination or harassment.”