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US politicians propose tweaks to controversial net neutrality law

By Nick Wood, Total Telecom
Wednesday 21 January 15

Ex-FCC commissioner calls on U.S. telco watchdog to pause vote on implementing Title II regulations.

U.S. telcos on Wednesday will ask Congress to alter the Communications Act – the law that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering wielding in order to enforce its open Internet rules – in a bid to limit the watchdog's oversight. However, with the FCC due to vote on the matter on 26 February, there is insufficient time to amend the legislation. "FCC chairman Tom Wheeler should hit the pause button on next month's vote and let the elected representatives of the American people try to find common ground…

U.S. telcos on Wednesday will ask Congress to alter the Communications Act – the law that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is considering wielding in order to enforce its open Internet rules – in a bid to limit the watchdog's oversight. However, with the FCC due to vote on the matter on 26 February, there is insufficient time to amend the legislation. "FCC chairman Tom Wheeler should hit the pause button on next month's vote and let the elected representatives of the American people try to find common ground…

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