FCC Meeting Halted Due to Security Concerns

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Before the vote on net neutrality could happen, chairman Ajit Pai said "on the advice of security, we need to take a brief break."

The Federal Communications Commission meeting was abruptly halted shortly before 1 p.m. during chairman Ajit Pai's remarks and before the vote on net neutrality could take place. Pai said, "On the advice of security, we need to take a brief break."

Then the meetings' live feed cut out. Representatives for the FCC could not immediately be reached for comment via email and phone.

Security officials evacuated the hearing room and searched it, then allowed everyone back in.

The meeting and live stream have since resumed.