By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 3-8-22

A pair of powerful Democratic senators has asked the Biden Administration to use the $48 billion in broadband infrastructure spending overseen by the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications & Information Administration as a way to restore net neutrality rules, at least for those government-funded network buildouts.

That’s according to a letter to NTIA Administrator Alan Davidson from Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-N.Y.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.).

The Federal Communications Commission, under Trump-era Republican Chairman Ajit Pai, eliminated its rules against blocking, throttling and paid prioritization, plus a catch-all rule.  » Read More