Republicans Step Up Opposition to Net Neutrality; House GOP Ask FCC For Data
A group of House of Representatives Republicans on Monday called for the Federal Communications Commission to do a market analysis before proposing a new rule that would prevent Internet service providers from acting as gatekeepers of content and services on the Web.
In a letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, 20 Republicans asked the FCC if the agency will be examining networks, services, consumer electronics equipment, applications, as well as cable, wireline, wireless, satellite and broadband to determine if a rule to govern Net neutrality is necessary, according to a Reuters story.
A spokeswoman declined to comment on the letter.
The move follows a letter last Friday by House GOP leaders to President Obama, in which lawmakers complained about Genachowski's proposal.
Genachowski is likely to get his own earful when he attends a wireless trade show this week by CTIA-The Wireless Association. The FCC chairman will give a keynote speech on Oct. 7.
October 5, 2009; 4:00 PM ET
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