REUTERS: Groups urge Biden to nominate FCC commissioner to speed net neutrality reinstatement

WASHINGTON, June 14 (Reuters) – More than 50 U.S. groups urged President Joe Biden on Monday to fill the open seat on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission in order to begin the process of reinstating net neutrality rules repealed under the prior administration.

Biden has not yet nominated a candidate for the fifth seat on the commission, which remains deadlocked 2-2 between Republicans and Democrats – and he not yet tapped a permanent chair for the U.S. telecommunications regulator. The American Civil Liberties Union, American Libraries Association, Electronic Frontier Foundation, Writers Guild of America West and other groups said Biden should act quickly.