FCC Chairman Wheeler denies Obama pressured him on net neutrality

Posted on AllSides March 17th, 2015
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Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Tuesday denied the White House pressured him to regulate Internet service providers similar to how the federal government handles public utilities.

Republicans have accused Wheeler of caving on the issue after President Obama released a video in November calling for such an approach -- by using so-called “Title II” regulations under the 1934 Communications Act.

Wheeler twice on Tuesday said he was not pressured by “secret instructions” from Obama.

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