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FCC’s Wheeler and Pai spar over net neutrality at Senate hearing

March 18, 2015 6:05 pm

A Senate commerce hearing headlined as oversight of the FCC quickly focused on one issue: the FCC’s divisive net neutrality order passed last month on a 3-2 party line vote. The Beltway debate over the FCC’s historic order is unlikely to subside any time soon, especially under a GOP-led [...]

FCC IG investigating process leading up to net neutrality order

March 17, 2015 1:11 pm

The FCC inspector general, David Hunt, has opened up an investigation into the commission process leading up to the net neutrality order, a process that has been under attack by the GOP since the commission passed the order on a party line vote last month. House oversight committee chairman Jason [...]

Chaffetz to press Wheeler on emails and WH influence

March 16, 2015 8:19 pm

House oversight chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) will have some hard questions for FCC chairman Tom Wheeler at today’s hearing about the process that led up to the FCC’s recent open Internet order and the White House’s role in it. For several weeks leading up to the FCC’s 3-2 party line [...]

Advice for GOP: Play nice at FCC hearings

March 16, 2015 3:14 pm

Supporters of the FCC’s open Internet order offered some advice for Republicans. If they want to pass a bipartisan alternative to the order that the President will sign, take it easy on FCC chairman Tom Wheeler when he testifies before Congress over the next two weeks. “If it turns into an [...]

Face off: Wheeler to run the gauntlet at House, Senate hearings this week

March 15, 2015 7:59 pm

At last week’s annual Tech Prom, FCC chairman Tom Wheeler was celebrating the “proudest day of my public policy life,” the day the commission adopted open Internet rules on a party-line vote. This week, the GOP-led Congress will try to take him down a peg. Wheeler is scheduled to testify [...]
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