House Chairman Demands FCC Net Neutrality Gag Order Lifted

Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) demanded yesterday that the Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler make public the details of the proposed net neutrality regulations that will regulate the Internet under the same rules as the old AT&T monopoly. Chaffetz also asked the FCC Chair to appear and answer questions at the House Oversight hearing Wednesday, prior to the planned Agency vote on the draft rules now scheduled for Thursday. The 332-page final draft FCC order was only delivered to the four other FCC commissioners three weeks ago. When Wheeler delivered the document, he took the unusual step of issuing a “gag order” to prevent its release before the FCC vote.

Hopefully Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) will make some progress tomorrow with this before the FCC’s vote on Thursday.  Again, if you’ve not done so already, PLEASE email your member of Congress and BOTH U.S. Senators and express your outrage at the FCC’s push to regulate the internet.  Tell them you want the FCC to vote to NOT approve the so called “net neutrality” proposal!!

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