Leaders Say Net Neutrality Rollback Contradicts FCC's Role

By Kelcee Griffis (December 6, 2017, 9:51 PM EST) -- A handful of lawmakers and former FCC officials ratcheted up the pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to call off its impending vote on net neutrality, telling reporters on Wednesday that Chairman Ajit Pai's current plan to undo Obama-era protections could upset the balance of the FCC's regulatory authority.

Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., former FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler and Former FCC General Counsel Jonathan Sallet all spoke against Pai's Restoring Internet Freedom item, which would reclassify the internet as a Title I information service and undo prohibitions on blocking, throttling and paid content prioritization. The agency will...

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