House Commerce Committee Democrats Seek Hearing on FCC Web Issues

A quartet of House Commerce Committee Democrats led by ranking member Frank Pallone (D-NJ) have called on the Republican majority to hold a hearing on Federal Communications Commission web site "failures."

The FCC said it was hit by a DDoS attack that affected comments, including in the net neutrality docket, while more recently there have been accusations that some mass filings were attributed to people who say they did not file them. “We have serious concerns that the FCC’s website failures deprive members of the public of opportunities to make their voices heard on net neutrality – an issue that affects everyone who uses the internet,” Rep Pallone said, joined by Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee ranking member Diana DeGette (D-CO), Communications Subcommittee ranking member Mike Doyle (D-PA), and Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY). “It is critical for the FCC to be able to facilitate public participation in open rulemaking proceedings.” They also want FCC CTO David Bray, who announced the DDoS attack, to testify at the hearing.


House Commerce Committee Democrats Seek Hearing on FCC Web Issues