Two days before Christmas, the Obama administration issued new “net neutrality” regulations that restrict how Internet service providers like AT&T and Comcast can manage their networks and serve customers. But the issue is far from settled, say Republicans now in control of the House.
“The Internet is not broken and does not need FCC intervention,” said Rep. Marsha Blackburn, referring to the Federal Communications Commission, which promulgated the new regulations. The Tennessee Republican sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee that oversees the FCC, and she told me in an interview this week that lawmakers have several tools at their disposal to push back at what she considers to be regulatory overreach.
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