The FCC's Inspector General has opened an investigation into the process that produced the open Internet order, according to House Oversight and Government Reform Committee chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).
That came at the very end of a lengthy hearing on the FCC's relationship with the White House in the run-up to the Feb. 26 vote on Title II.
"We were made aware that the inspector general has opened an investigation of this process," said Chaffetz. "It's my understanding it's not an audit. It's not an inspection, but an actual investigation."
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.
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