FCC Moves Up Start Time of Title II Meeting

The Federal Communications Commission has moved the start time for its highly anticipated Feb. 26 public meeting to 9:30 a.m.— the start time for meetings is usually 10:30 a.m.  

The commission has two hotly debated issues up for a vote. Most prominently is the vote on agency chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to classify ISPs under Title II regs as a way to restore net— rules thrown out by the court.  

But also on the bill is a vote on pre-empting state laws affecting municipal broadband. The cities of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Wilson, N.C. petitioned the commission to pre-empt.

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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.