A Senate Commerce Committee hearing into Tom Wheeler's nomination as Federal Communications Commission chairman quickly turned into a partisan debate about the FCC's future.
Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.V.) urged Wheeler, President Obama's choice, to be a consumer advocate.
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"You face an agency that has become increasingly polarized and politicized," said Rockefeller. "The rules we have now may not be those we should have for the future, but that does not mean we should not have any, as so many in the industry seem to be advocating.
"The FCC chairman should be more than the arbitrator of industry interests," added...