WASHINGTON, D.C. - A planned Dec. 18 meeting of the Federal Communications Commission to consider a plan that includes developing a section of porn-free wireless broadband service has been cancelled.
The meeting was supposed to be when officials would discuss the auction of a section of broadband width with the directive that the winner designate a portion of it to serve as free broadband access free of porn for all Americans.
But a Congressional letter sent to outgoing FCC Chairman Kevin Martin from Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) and Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) said "it would be counterproductive for the FCC to consider unrelated items, especially complex and controversial items that the new Congress and new administration will have an interest in reviewing," Ars Technica reported.
Waxman and Rockefeller will serve as the new chairs of the House Commerce and Senate Commerce committees.
An official from the FCC said after receiving the letter, the organization decided to cancel the meeting, but leave the items "on circulation and the Commissioners can still vote on them."
It was unclear if and when the matter would be brought forward again once the Obama administration is in place.