A week after the FCC released its net neutrality order that reclassifies ISPs under Title II of the Communications Act, Chairman Tom Wheeler responded to Congressional Republican claims that he was in cahoots with the Obama administration in developing the new regs.
"There were no secret instructions from the White House," Wheeler said in a statement. "I did not, as CEO of an independent agency, feel obligated to follow the President's recommendation. But I did feel obligated to treat it with respect just as I have with the input I received--both pro and con--from 140 Senators and Representatives."
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