The biggest recent mistake made by the Federal Communications Commission was its push for net neutrality regulations, according to outgoing Republican FCC member Robert McDowell. "I just think it was needlessly disruptive and a diversion of FCC resources. But it remains to be seen what the courts think of it," McDowell said. He added that the biggest triumph under outgoing Democratic Chairman Julius Genachowski was the reform of the Universal Service Fund, calling it the first "federal entitlement reform" since the Welfare Reform Act was passed in 1996.
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