House Budget Bill Guts Net Neutrality, Kills FCC Authority
May 26, 2016
House GOP members have pretty much been trying to punish the FCC for standing up to large ISPs since the regulator passed net neutrality rules last year. The latest effort involves a new bill that professes to address FCC "transparency" -- but actually looks to gut both FCC funding and authority over broadband providers. An announcement by the House Appropriations Committee crows that the House intends to cut 2017 FCC funding by $69 million below 2016 levels, and provides $43 million less than what the agency asked for.
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