The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) unveiled plans, Tuesday, to demolish regulations ensuring equal access to the internet. The repeal will allow broadband companies to determine what web content users have access to and charge more for certain content. Ajit Pai, head of the FCC, claims the repeal will stop the federal government from ‘micromanaging the internet.’
On Thursday a veteran Washington reporter said that he was manhandled and forced out of the agency headquarters at the Federal Communications Commission when he tried to ask questions at a public meeting. John M. Donnelly, a senior writer at CQ Roll Call, said he was just trying to ask some questions when he was pinned against a wall by two plain clothed security guards. Seeking to question officials after news conferences is standard practice for journalists in Washington.