Congressional Republicans Move To Override FCC Net Neutrality Rules

Ben Swann 4/14/2015

Republicans in the House of Representatives this week made a legislative move to override the Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality rules.

Fourteen Republicans, led by Georgia Rep. Doug Collins, filed a resolution disapproving of new FCC regulations banning Internet service providers (ISPs) from segregating Web traffic based on speed and price, […]

Gohmert unleashes on FCC chair: ‘You’re playing God with the Internet …That’s not your job’

Michael Dorstewitz BizPac Review 3/27/2015

U.S. Rep. Louis Gohmert, the Texas Republican firebrand, unleashed his hellfire on Federal Communications Chairman Tom Wheeler Wednesday over the “Net Neutrality” rules it passed late last month by a 3-2 vote along party lines.

With that vote, the FCC essentially turned the free and open Internet into a utility […]

FCC Confirms New Net Neutrality Rules Give Government Control Over Internet Rates

Giuseppe Macri The Daily Caller 3/18/2015

Federal Communications Commissioners testifying before Congress Wednesday admitted that the agency’s new net neutrality rules give the FCC the authority to influence rates charged by Internet service providers.

All five commissioners appeared before a Senate panel Wednesday afternoon to testify on a number of issues currently before the FCC, […]

GOP Congressman Points to Two Words Contained in a 2014 Email That Could Suggest White House Involvement in Net Neutrality Vote

Jon Street The Blaze 3/17/2015

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told members of Congress Tuesday that the White House did not pressure the agency into passing new internet rules, but one Republican congressman is honing in on two words contained in an email from last year that could indicate just the opposite.

Rep. Jody Hice (R-GA) […]

FCC: Broadband Providers Not Entitled to First Amendment Protections

Rudy Takala CNSNews.com 3/12/2015

…After finding that broadband providers themselves do not have a right to free speech, the FCC said that its new net neutrality rules protect the First Amendment rights of those who use the providers to access the Internet.

“Indeed, rather than burdening free speech, the rules we adopt today ensure that […]

Mark Cuban: FCC's Net Neutrality, Title II Actions 'Will Fuck Everything Up.'

Nick Gillespie Reason.com 2/19/2015

Speaking at the Code/Media conference in California, entrepreneur Mark Cuban—who made his pile selling Broadcast.com back in the day—told his audience that allowing the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to regulate the Internet in the name of Net Neutrality (or anything else) will “fuck everything up.” He continued: “Having them overseeing the […]