FCC Head’s Restraint In Net Neutrality Push Earns Plaudits

Law360, New York (February 19, 2014, 8:13 PM EST) -- In relaunching his agency's bid for net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler kept his biggest gun — reclassifying Internet service providers — in its holster, a move that earned high marks from attorneys.

Pushing right now for reclassification — which would allow the FCC to freely impose tight, “common carrier” rules on ISPs — would in all likelihood lead to a protracted fight with Republican lawmakers and the broadband industry, sucking the agency into a Capitol Hill street fight without a clear end in...
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