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Senate Republicans Claim Irregularities in FCC's Net Neutrality Ruling

Report concludes there was undue influence by President Obama.


A report released by Senate Republicans claims that the White House made a significant effort to influence the FCC and steer Chairman Tom Wheeler to pass net neutrality rules that President Obama wanted.

The inquiry was conducted by the majority on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and concludes that the FCC would not have chosen to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act if the president had not supported it. Republicans in Congress have been working for years to cripple the FCC’s authority, and today’s report could set off a new fight over who ultimately controls the agency.

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