House committee wants Martin FCC files

The House Energy and Commerce Committee is demanding numerous records and materials from Federal Communications Commission Chairman Kevin Martin as part of a Congressional investigation into Martin's management practices at the agency and his handling of cable TV industry regulatory matters. Of particular concern is the FCC's determination under Martin that the cable industry had reached the 70/70 household subscription threshold.

While the investigation is moving ahead, Martin and the FCC are pressing forward with their own Net neutrality review and investigation of whether Comcast's traffic-shaping practices breached the FCC's Net neutrality rules. Will that investigation help redeem Martin in the eyes of Congress, which will be considering Net neutrality legislation at some point?

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