Published on May 20, 2014
Tom Wheeler, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, appeared before a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee Tuesday. He faced a number of questions regarding net neutrality regulation, including whether or not so-called “paid prioritization” deals violate net neutrality principles. The committee also discussed whether or not the FCC should consider re-classifying the internet as a public utility to allow for more net neutrality regulation. The representatives were sharply divided over these issues. RT’s Sam Sacks reports.