By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 10-26-20
House Democrats are accusing the FCC of rushing a decision on an order responding to some issues a federal court had with the Commission’s elimination of net neutrality rules.
The legislators suggest FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is trying to get the decision out the door before an election that could well dethrone the FCC’s current Republican majority.
The Commission is preparing to vote Tuesday (Oct. 27) on its answer to a remand by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The order is expected to be approved in a party-line vote by that Republican majority.
“Chairman Pai is at it again, pushing his anti-consumer agenda – this time on the eve of an historic election. Americans deserve strong Net Neutrality protections, but this FCC is rushing ahead of November 3rd to further cement its efforts to deprive Americans of these critical protections,” said Energy and Commerce Chairman Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.) and Communications Subcommittee Chairman Mike Doyle (D-Pa.). » Read More