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Senate report questions Obama influence on FCC net rules

Wednesday 2 March 2016 | 08:43 CET | News
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A report released by Senate Republicans claims that the White House made a significant effort to influence the FCC and steer chairman Tom Wheeler to pass net neutrality rules that President Obama wanted. The inquiry was conducted by the majority on the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, and concludes that the FCC would not have chosen to reclassify broadband under Title II of the Telecommunications Act if the president had not supported it, The Verge reports. FCC member Michael O'Rielly said in response to the report that "the facts and process were thrown overboard in

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