The FCC’s Title II decision has had a target on its back since Donald Trump’s election in November, and it seems the FCC’s new Republican majority has a timeline in mind to revisit the issue.
Speaking at the American Cable Association Summit in Washington, D.C. this week, FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly reiterated his opposition of the Commission’s 2015 decision to reclassify broadband internet access as a telecom service and subject it to Title II regulation. O’Rielly, who was against the decision both then and now, said he’s hoping to have a swing at it soon.
“I’ve said publicly that I didn’t agree with the decision that was made. I hope we will have opportunity to reopen that decision this year. I suspect we will,” O’Rielly commented.
In his remarks, the commissioner also expressed his support for Congress’s move earlier this week to advance a measure to roll back the FCC’s broadband privacy rules. That legislation headed to the White House, where President Trump is expected to sign.
More on O’Rielly’s remarks at the Summit can be found here at our sister site, CED.
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