House Oversight Hearing of the FCC Focuses on Title II, Digital Discrimination, ACP

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From The House Energy & Commerce Committee held an FCC oversight hearing on Thursday, with a "Biden broadband takeover" theme, focusing largely on Republican concerns with the FCC's efforts to reinstate Title II and enact digital discrimination rules.

The hearing also covered the FCC's lapsed spectrum authority and the Biden administration's spectrum policy, as well as funding shortfalls for the Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) and the rip-and-replace program, which funds removal of Chinese vendors' equipment from US communications networks.

Mostly, the three-hour hearing tread familiar, partisan ground, but it provided insight on a few important topics. Click here for the main takeaways.