An investigation has been launched into the leak of private information ahead of a vote to offer Internet subsidies to low-income Americans.
Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler said that he is fully cooperating with the probe, which is being carried out by the FCC’s Inspector General.
It has been alleged that Wheeler’s office leaked news of a bid to impose a strict $2 billion budget cap on the program, called Lifeline. His aim, it’s claimed, was to scuttle the deal, reports The Hill.
His Democratic colleague Mignon Clyburn had earlier negotiated changes to Wheeler’s plans in order bring Republicans on board.