Rep Eshoo: Reclassify broadband for network neutrality


Source: Hill, The
Coverage Type: reporting
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States

Rep Anna Eshoo (D-CA) called on the Federal Communications Commission to reclassify broadband Internet service so new network neutrality rules can stand up to legal challenges while still banning “fast lanes.”

In a letter to FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler, she advised the commission to reclassify broadband as a "telecommunications service," but use restraint when enforcing all the provisions that come with the new classification. She said a "light touch" would be necessary when enforcing the new classification under Title II of the Communications Act. Applying all the rules under the new authority is "not necessary to ensure the FCC retains oversight of broadband for net neutrality, consumer protection and universal service goals."

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