[WashingtonTimes] FCC to assert authority on net neutrality

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To the delight of left-leaning media activists and the chagrin of free-market groups, the head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to claim the agency has the authority to impose new regulations on Internet service providers to mandate that they treat all Web content equally.

At the same time, the agency would impose “meaningful boundaries to guard against regulatory overreach.

The FCC is sending a clear signal that they are backing away from the cliff,” said Josh Silver, president of Free Press, a left-leaning media advocacy group. […]