Remarks by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) during a closed-door Energy and Commerce Committee meeting with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai raised eyebrows from those present.
The moment occurred when Eshoo pushed back against Pai when he was discussing expanding broadband access to rural areas.
said that eliminating Title II net neutrality rules would benefit
places he has traveled to, such as Parsons, Kan., Elverson, Pa., and
Sources inside the meeting told the Free Beacon that Eshoo was frustrated with Pai’s comments. She
wished out loud that Pai would stop talking about “Podunk, USA” and
instead be more concerned about the venture capitalists on Sand Hill
Road in her district near Palo Alto, according to the sources.