Monday, March 16, 2015

FCC chief heads into Hill storm

Tom Wheeler will appear before five congressional committees over the next two weeks, facing off with Republicans over his net neutrality plan.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler has been able to ignore Republicans over the past year’s bruising net neutrality battle, thanks to Democrats’ 3-2 majority at the agency.

This week, he’ll have to fight them face to face.

On the heels of the FCC’s vote last month to treat broadband like a utility, Wheeler will appear before five congressional committees over the next two weeks, facing off with Republicans in both chambers who have accused him of bending to the will of President Barack Obama and seizing regulatory control of the Internet.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2015/03/fcc-chief-heads-into-hill-storm-116082.html

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