Looks like enough yes votes for common carrier broadband rules at the FCC

by Steve Blum • , , ,

Immediately after FCC chair Tom Wheeler announced that common carrier broadband rules are on the way, the 4 other commissioners spoke at a panel session, also at CES. All were circumspect about Wheeler’s plan – they haven’t seen it yet, at least not officially.

Democrats Jessica Rosenworcel and Mignon Clyburn made generally positive comments. The two republicans – Ajit Pai and Michael O’Rielly – expressed concerns.

That’s all in line with past statements and positions. The vote isn’t until 26 February, but right now it looks like 3 to 2 in favor.