Lawmakers Push FCC on Net Neutrality, Broadband

The chairmen of the House and Senate Commerce Committees penned a letter to the Federal Communications Commission asking the agency to use all of its authority to push forward on its net neutrality and broadband initiatives. The commission's authority on such issues was called into question recently when a federal court rules that the FCC did not have the authority to hand down a network management enforcement action against Comcast in 2008 -- a move that laid the groundwork for the commission's current net neutrality proceeding.