Latta Re-Introduces Title II-Blocking Bill

Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio), vice chairman of the House Communications Subcommittee, has reintroduced a bill that would block any FCC effort to reclassify Internet access under Title II common carrier regulations.

That comes a week after FCC chairman Tom Wheeler signaled his new proposal to restore network neutrality rules would be to apply some Title II regs.

The bill would amend the Communications Act to make explicit that Title II common carrier regulations can't be applied to an information service, and that Internet access is an information service.

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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.