Eshoo: FCC Can Find Title II Lite Net Neutrality Solution

Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), who represents Silicon Valley (Google, Facebook), said Wednesday that the FCC should focus in on Sec. 202 of Title II as a part of a way to take a light-touch approach to reclassifying ISPs.

Eshoo, the ranking Democrat on the House Energy & Commerce Committee, said in an interview for C-SPAN's Communicators series that one of the charges against Title II reclassification of Internet access is that it is a heavy-handed and old fashioned approach to regulation. She said she was sensitive to that criticism, saying you "really have to be cautious about heavy-handed regulation because we want innovation."

She also said she recognized the investments made in broadband innovation, so she was "very sensitive" to the "heavy hand of regulation."

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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.