Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Thursday December 07, 2017

Former FCC Chairman Calls Ajit Pai’s Plan to Gut Net Neutrality an "Abomination"

Former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler is describing Ajit Pai‘s plan to dismantle net neutrality as an attempt by internet service providers to "de-fang" its regulators. "The abomination of this is how they’re doing it," Wheeler said. "They’re walking away from the responsibility the FCC has had since 1934 to oversee networks."

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Wheeler also disagreed with Pai’s assertion that net neutrality rules stifle innovation, calling the claims "untrue." Wheeler made the comments on Wednesday afternoon with Sen. Edward Markey and Rep. Anna Eshoo. Markey called the Dec. 14 vote a "day of reckoning" and said he expects the FCC’s plan to be challenged in court.