Ohlhausen, Wright See Net Neutrality Echoes In AT&T Suit

By Melissa Lipman (October 29, 2014, 6:54 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission's two Republicans both highlighted the watchdog's move Tuesday to sue AT&T Inc. for "throttling" service it had billed as unlimited to wireless customers as a prime example of how the competition enforcer can protect consumers without net neutrality rules.

Commissioners Maureen Ohlhausen and Joshua Wright have spoken out in the past in favor of using antitrust enforcement, rather than prescriptive rules, to tackle net neutrality issues as needed. The commissioners have essentially said that many situations that might violate the Federal Communications Commission's various Open Internet rules could actually benefit competition and consumers.

Ohlhausen and Wright praised...

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