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Net Neutrality Rule to Get Scrutiny From FCC Republicans ‘Soon’

  • Commissioners forming majority pledge fresh look at rule
  • Pai and O’Rielly laid out their plan in letter to trade groups
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Photographer: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Republicans poised to control the Federal Communications Commission next month said they’d revisit the net neutrality regulation “as soon as possible,” laying out plans to address a rule they’ve opposed and that Democrats support.

The statement Monday from Commissioners Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly indicates that opponents of the rule such as top broadband providers AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. may not need to wait for Congress to grapple with the regulation that requires equal treatment of web traffic. Web companies such as Netflix Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google have supported the rule backed by Democratic President Barack Obama.