All the Republican leaders on the relevant FCC oversight committees on both the House and Senate side urged the FCC to reject calls to reclassify Internet access under Title II common carrier regs.
Those calls have come most recently from President Obama and also include hybrid Title II, Sec. 706 proposals the FCC is considering in its effort to restore open Internet rules thrown out by the court.
The Republicans response came in the form of a letter to FCC chairman Tom Wheeler from every Republicans on the House Energy & Commerce Committee and the Senate Commerce Committee, which means all members of the respective communications subcommittees.
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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.