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

Giuseppe Macri
The Daily Caller

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, including its newly adopted Internet authority. It was FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler’s second appearance before Congress this week over the agency’s new authority.

That authority, included in the strongest rules ever placed over ISPs in a partisan FCC vote last month, includes a provision downplayed by the agency’s three Democratic commissioners, all of whom continue to combat criticism from the right that the rules give the government a regulatory heavy hand over the Internet industry…



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