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Republican senators rip FCC’s net neutrality decision

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  • Cio
  • 2 years ago
The U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality rules could open the door to rate regulation and could drive some small broadband providers out of business, some Senate Republicans said Wednesday.

Some Republican members of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee suggested the FCC’s new rules, which prohibit broadband providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web content, won’t survive an inevitable court challenge. Several senators questioned the FCC process leading up to the decision, saying the public didn’t have a chance to read and comment on the final order before it was enacted.

The FCC’s action “represents an abuse of its authority,” said Senator Ted Cruz, a Texas Republican.

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