The House Communications FCC oversight hearing had a little bit of everything Thursday, including more bickering between FCC chairman Tom Wheeler, a lengthy break for votes, and more than its share of sports references.
It was a new venue, but not too much new ground left to cover after Wednesday's marathon Senate hearing with all five commissioners. The House hearing was less focused on Title II — not that there wasn't plenty of time devoted to that subject.
Wheeler again tried to convince Republicans — Democrats didn't seem to need convincing — that the Title II decision was not going to be leveraged to regulate rates.
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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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