Congress expected to zap FCC net neutrality stance

FCC commissioners will walk into enemy territory when they step (or sit) before the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee headed by Rep. Greg Walden, no friend of the commission's net neutrality policies, today.

The Oregon Republican is already on the record questioning whether the FCC has the right to regulate the Internet, calling it a "power grab (that) will allow the commission to regulate any interstate wired or wireless communications on barely more than a whim."

To complicate things beyond that, another Republican, Rep. Tom Graves, has introduced legislation that would kill net neutrality by prohibiting the use of taxpayer funds to implement it.

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