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Rep. Eshoo Outlines Title II-Lite Approach

In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, Rep. Anna Eshoo associated herself with Wheeler as an "unswerving defender" of a free and open Internet.  

She says the rules should apply to both fixed and mobile broadband and should include not only a no blocking rule, but specific nondiscrimination rules preventing paid prioritization and "throttling" (slowing or degrading traffic with a carve-out for reasonable network management).  

She argues those need the strong legal underpinning of Title II classification, to include at a minimum the Sec. 202 prohibition on unjust or unreasonable discrimination, but potentially also some consumer protection provisions elsewhere in Title II.   

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