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File - In this Aug. 9, 2013 file photo, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai presents his dissent during a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing at the FCC in Washington. Pai is asking the nation’s largest hotel chains whether they require guests to dial 9 before 911 in the wake of a Texas girl’s struggle to call for help while her mother was being stabbed.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler says the organization has "no intention" of interfering in the editorial decision-making of broadcast stations and newspapers. (Associated Press)

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler eyes new rules that threaten the survival of black-owned TV stations. (Associated Press)

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File - In this Aug. 9, 2013 file photo, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai presents his dissent during a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing at the FCC in Washington. Pai is asking the nation’s largest hotel chains whether they require guests to dial 9 before 911 in the wake of a Texas girl’s struggle to call for help while her mother was being stabbed.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

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File - In this Aug. 9, 2013 file photo, FCC Commissioner Ajit Pai presents his dissent during a Federal Communications Commission (FCC) hearing at the FCC in Washington. Pai is asking the nation’s largest hotel chains whether they require guests to dial 9 before 911 in the wake of a Texas girl’s struggle to call for help while her mother was being stabbed.(AP Photo/Susan Walsh, file)

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FILE - In file photo taken Aug. 21, 2010, a Verizon sign is shown at New Meadowlands Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J. On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014 a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit affirmed that the FCC had authority to create open-access rules. But in a setback for the Obama administration's goal of Internet openness, the court ruled that the FCC failed to establish that its 2010 regulations don't overreach. Under so-called net neutrality rules adopted in 2010 by the Federal Communications Commission, wired broadband providers such as Comcast, Time Warner Cable and Verizon were barred from prioritizing some types of Internet traffic over others.(AP Photo/Peter Morgan)

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Illustration: FCC and piracy by Linas Garsys for The Washington Times.

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**FILE** Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 6, 2012, to discuss efforts to stop a Federal Communications Commission proposal that would weaken rules on cross ownership of newspaper, television and radio stations in the same media market. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 6, 2012, to discuss efforts to stop a Federal Communications Commission proposal that would weaken rules on cross ownership of newspaper, television and radio stations in the same media market. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** Sen. Bernie Sanders, Vermont independent, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Dec. 6, 2012, to discuss efforts to stop a Federal Communications Commission proposal that would weaken rules on cross ownership of newspaper, television and radio stations in the same media market. (Associated Press)

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ON RECORD: FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski attended a meeting of interest to investigators of the bankrupt Open Range, which had been awarded a federal loan. (Associated Press)

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Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Robert McDowell answers a question during a meeting with editors and reporters of The Washington Times on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

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Gordon H. Smith, president of the National Association of Broadcasters, says an FCC proposal to give broadcasters' spectrum space to wireless and broadband competitors would be "catastrophic" for his industry. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

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Rep. John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat, said he agrees in principle with Republican objections to the FCC's Internet rules but that it's a matter for courts to decide. (Associated Press)