Dems to FCC: 'Time for action' on Web reclassification

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A group of 36 Democrats are increasing their calls for the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband Internet as a public utility. The lawmakers, including 12 senators and 24 House members, sent a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler urging the commission to adopt rules recently endorsed by President Barack Obama to enforce network neutrality, the view that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. They called for broadband Internet to be reclassified as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. But the lawmakers asked the commission to use "forbearance" to prevent some of the regulations from applying. Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) and Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) spearheaded the letter.


Dems to FCC: 'Time for action' on Web reclassification