Net Neutrality Groups Slam House Subcommittee Hearing

Net-neutrality activists were taking aim at the House Communications Subcommittee's scheduled net-neutrality hearing Tuesday (Feb. 25) even before it got underway, and they minced no words in the process.

CREDO billed it as a net-neutrality "clown show" meant to undermine new rules.

"Today's hearings are just the latest episode of House Republicans' long-running IRS-Benghazi-death-panels clown show," said Becky Bond, VP and political director of CREDO Mobile, which raises money for progressive groups and has backed various efforts to flood D.C. with pro-Title II reclassification messages.

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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.