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FCC chairman gets bipartisan grilling over Net neutrality proposal
FCC chairman gets bipartisan grilling over Net neutrality proposal

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday faced bipartisan criticism from House members concerning proposed new rules governing Internet traffic, highlighting the controversy over his attempt to steer a middle path in the Net neutrality debate. Republicans said Wheeler's plan goes too far, threatening to stifle the Internet's growth. "The Internet has flourished under the current light-touch regulatory scheme, and subjecting it to burdensome regulations is a leap in the wrong direction," Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, told Wheeler at an oversight hearing. Many Democrats think Wheeler's...

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