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FCC Holding Off on OTT Video Regulation

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler told lawmakers today that he doesn't plan to move forward with his proposal to treat over-the-top Internet video services like traditional cable and satellite companies for now.

"We've started a rulemaking on that. The purpose of rulemakings is to learn," Wheeler said when asked about the proposal by lawmakers during today's FCC oversight hearing held by the Energy and Commerce subcommittee on communications.

"We learned that a vast number of things that are developing very rapidly, and we have not moved forward on that notice of proposed rulemaking and I don't see, until situations change, that we would," he said.

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