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“It is time for the commission to take ‘no’ for an answer,” said FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai, a Republican nominee. “Unless Congress acts, we should stay our hand and refrain from any further attempt to micromanage how broadband providers run their networks.”

Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, a Democratic appointee, said the FCC needs to protect access to the Internet, and that consumers should not “become casualties in our efforts to balance competing interests.”