By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 11-17-21

Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) plans to introduce legislation to reclassify broadband as a Title II service, which would subject it to common-carrier rules, restore the Federal Communication Commission’s oversight of broadband access and reverse the Republican FCC’s elimination of net neutrality rules.

If Democrats want a legislative net neutrality rule restoration they may have to get it done before the 2022 midterms and a potential reversal of political fortunes.

Markey said during Wednesday‘s (Nov. 17) renomination hearing for FCC acting chairperson Jessica Rosenworcel that he intended on introducing a bill to “end this ping-pong between administrations” and make it explicit that broadband is a Title II service.  Currently it is classified as a Title I information service not subject to common-carrier regulations.  » Read More