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How The GOP May Undo Wheeler's Telecom Legacy

Law360, Washington (January 9, 2017, 9:02 PM EST) -- Republicans who have long complained of what they call an activist and wrongheaded agenda at Chairman Tom Wheeler’s Federal Communications Commission are preparing to take control of Congress and the White House, and experts say they see three ways the GOP may seek to reverse key elements of his legacy.

The FCC's two Republican commissioners, Ajit Pai, who is widely expected to take over as interim chairman after Jan. 20, and Michael O’Rielly, are likely gearing up for a change in course on everything from privacy to net neutrality, telecom attorneys said. But Congress and perhaps to a lesser extent the...

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