By John Eggerton, Multichannel News, 12-19-23

House Republicans are taking the Biden administration to task for what they allege is allowing states to regulate broadband rates as part of the implementation of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), even though that law “explicitly prohibits” such rate regulations.

House Energy and Commerce Committee chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) and Communications Subcommittee chair Bob Latta (R-Ohio) were joined by 14 other committee Republicans in a letter to Alan Davidson, head of NTIA….

The Republicans pointed to Davidson’s testimony at a Dec. 5 NTIA oversight hearing in the House Communications Subcommittee, at which they said Davidson “repeatedly suggested” NTIA would allow state rate regulation.  » Read More