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Former Telecom Exec Calls on Obama to Fire FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler over Net Neutrality

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James P. Tuthill is a former top executive at A T & T who slams the FCC’s handling of Net Neutrality, and says President Obama should replace new FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler.Click here for free audiobook download from Audible, and earn $15 for the PBC Podcast!

Tuthill served as top counsel at Pacific Telesis, SBC, and A T & T, and now teaches telecommunications, broadcast and internet law at UC Berkeley.

In a remarkable op-ed, Tuthill blasted the Federal Communications Commission for bungling its response to a court ruling on Net Neutrality, and called on Obama to remove Wheeler.

In this in-depth interview, Tuthill explains the regulatory landscape, and argues that the FCC has the power to define common carrier terms for internet service providers that would codify net neutrality, but the Commission’s history of  “light regulation” precluded it.  We explain Wheeler’s history and conflicts of interest, and why Tuthill thinks he should be replaced.