Democrats may be ready to blink on FCC Internet rules

The HillA Democrat on the Federal Communications Commission wants to see changes that could narrow the scope of new net neutrality rules set for a vote on Thursday. Mignon Clyburn, one of three Democrats on the FCC, has asked Chairman Tom Wheeler to roll back some of his provisions before the full commission votes on them, FCC officials said. The request — which Wheeler has yet to respond to — puts the chairman in the awkward position of having to either roll back his proposals, or defend the tough rules and convince Clyburn to back down.

It doesn't appear that the suddenly-recalcitrant individual is asking for a large change, but it's a significant step back from being prepared to ram the existing proposal down the nation's throat.

UPDATE: They did not blink.
Daily CallerThe Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3-2 in favor of adopting Chairman Tom Wheeler’s net neutrality plan, establishing the most broad authority to regulate Internet service providers ever proposed.

They have still not released the regulations publicly even after voting for them. And this is supposed to be a free country?

This entry was published Fri Feb 27 09:01:31 CST 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-02-27 13:25:42.0. [Tweet]

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