FCC Moves Up Start Time of Title II Meeting

Will Convene One Hour Earlier Than Usual

The Federal Communications Commission has moved the start time for its highly anticipated Feb. 26 public meeting to 9:30 a.m.; the start time for meetings is usually 10:30 a.m.

The commission has two hotly debated issues up for a vote. Most prominently is the vote on agency chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to classify ISPs under Title II regs as a way to restore net -rules thrown out by the court.

But also on the bill is a vote on pre-empting state laws affecting municipal broadband. The cities of , Tenn., and Wilson, N.C., petitioned the commission to pre-empt.

Both votes are part of the FCC's push for broadband deployment and both outcomes have been urged by President Barack Obama.

The chairman is expected to have two other Democratic votes for both Title II and pre-emption, while the commission Republicans are strongly opposed to both.

The meeting will be live streamed online by the FCC and will be carried on C-SPAN3, C-SPAN Radio and C-SPAN.org; it will re-air on C-SPAN 2 at 9 p.m.