Two Republican FCC commissioners attended a meeting of Americans for Tax Reform on Monday afternoon, where they advocated against the agency chairman's net-neutrality proposal, according to industry sources.
Commissioners Robert McDowell and Meredith Baker, who have each vocally opposed the policy, appear to be encouraging activists and advocacy groups to work against the proposal.
It is not unusual for an FCC commissioner to reach out to activists. Democratic Commissioner Michael Copps has spoken to net-neutrality supporters such as Free Press to gin up their support on net-neutrality policies.
The McDowell-Baker effort, however, was part of an off-the-record, weekly meeting of free-market activists. About 30 people attended.