Senate Republicans pushed back on the FCC's recent decision to redefine "broadband" as Internet download speeds of 25 Mbps and higher, noting that SVOD services like Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) require far less bandwidth.
A group of six senators told Tom Wheeler, chairman of the FCC, in a letter that they are worried the 25 Mbps requirement will create new regulatory constraints on incumbent ISPs (Internet service providers).
Senators Steve Daines (R-Mont.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) signed the letter. FierceTelecom has a complete report on the Senate pushback here.