FCC Chairman May Diss Obama On Net Neutrality
FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told industry insiders that he'll likely take a different approach to net neutrality than the one proposed by President Obama, reports the Washington Post. Obama on Monday surprised the industry by weighing in on the net neutrality debate. The President asked for a free and open internet regulated as a utility. Speaking to executives from Google, Yahoo and Etsy on Monday Wheeler said, "What you want is what everyone wants: an open Internet that doesn’t affect your business. What I've got to figure out is how to split the baby." Wheeler hopes to find a middle ground that will make both consumers and businesses happy. Wheeler's official response to Obama on Monday indicated the agency would consider the President's proposal, but reminded the President that the FCC is an independent agency and not beholden to any executive orders. The Post suggests if Wheeler does in fact take a different route, it could create discord between the White House and the FCC.
Republicans to Battle FCC Broadband Plan
Republicans contend the FCC's proposed net neutrality rules are evidence that the White House has taken control of the agency and must be stopped. "The president gave a speech demanding that the FCC seize control of the Internet and treat it as a government-regulated utility," said Senator Ted Cruz, referring to President Barack Obama's November statement.
FCC Commissioner Pai Breaks Rank, Rails Against Net Neutrality
FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai had harsh words for Chairman Tom Wheeler's net neutrality plan. Pai, who is one of two republicans serving on the FCC, clams the public is being misled about how onerous and controlling the plan truly is.
FCC Watchdog Investigating Net Neutrality Rulemaking Process
The FCC's internal inspector general has opened an investigation into the agency's net neutrality rules. Specifically, the watchdog is combing through the FCC's rulemaking process to see if it improperly collaborated with the White House when drafting the rules.
FCC to Vote On Net Neutrality in February
The FCC plans to vote on rules regarding net neutrality in February. The FCC expects to circulate a final proposal of the rules in the early part of the month and vote on them during its scheduled February 26 open meeting.
Challenge is good
Keep your hands off our net Mr. president.
Wheeler is and always has been a sellout industry shill...
So really, as was leaked earlier this year, Wheeler wants to make it so the corporations he represents Can charge for high speed pipes, and slow down traffic for others, but ultimately all the costs and new profit streams these megacorps leeches get will be passed on to the customers, once again you and me. He got rich off us, he will get richer screwing us, and when he retires from this shill position he will to right back to the evil industry that birthed...