Wednesday, December 1, 2010

GOP Questions FCC Legal Authority for Net Neutrality Framework Regs 12/01/2010 San Francisco - Republicans on Capitol Hill, and on the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), have reacted quickly and strongly against the network neutrality regulatory framework proposed this morning by FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski.

FCC Commissioner Meredith Atwell Baker
As the two Republican appointees sitting on FCC, Commissioners Meredith Atwell Baker and Robert M. McDowell, were issuing their statements on the heels of  the Chairman's webcast speech of this morning, the two Ranking Members of the House committee most involved in telecom issues issued a written salvo trained at Genachoswki.

The common theme running through the pronouncements of Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX-06) and Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-TX-06), and those of the Baker and McDowell statements: The FCC does not have the legal authority to act on network neutrality matters, as Genachowski is urging for favorable action by the Commission at its December 21 open meeting.

Barton - Stearns 120110 Letter to FCC Net Neutrality
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