Two net neutrality hearings this week
The House Judiciary Intellectual Property subcommittee will hold a hearing on Tuesday with witnesses Gigi Sohn of Public Knowledge (pro net neutrality rules) and Larry Downes (against the rules). The hearing will have an antitrust angle.
Republicans have long contended that any potential net-neutrality issues can be regulated through antitrust authorities, making FCC regulations unnecessary.
The House Communications & Internet Subcommittee holds a hearing on Wednesday titled “Network Neutrality and Internet Regulation: Warranted or More Economic Harm than Good?” All 5 FCC Commissioners, including the chairman, will be at Wednesday’s hearing.
Also from The Hill:
Republicans are expected to reiterate their view that the net-neutrality regulations stifle innovation and kill jobs.
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