Constitutional PAC Seeks Title II Opponents

The conservative Constitutional Rights PAC is calling on supporters to lobby the FCC and Congress against reclassifying Internet access under some Title II regs.

In an email solicitation (for help as well as funds), the PAC labeled the planned Feb. 26 vote on new open Internet rules "Obama's plan to regulate the Internet" and a "total Internet takeover by government."

The PAC has a petition to the FCC asking the commissioners to vote against the "Obama-Wheeler" plan. It also asks them to file comments at the FCC against Title II and to "fax" Congress asking it to defend the Internet.

Republican legislators have proposed a bill that would block Title II, while preventing blocking, throttling or paid prioritization, which have become the "Big Three" Internet protections.

John Eggerton

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.