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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 05:38 PM
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House Rejects FCC's 'Open' Internet Rules (Net Neutrality)
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Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 05:50 PM by Hissyspit
Source: Reuters

House rejects FCC's 'open' Internet rules

WASHINGTON | Fri Apr 8, 2011 5:12pm EDT
By Kevin Drawbaugh

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives voted on Friday to reject Internet "neutrality" rules that were adopted last year to keep big Internet service providers from blocking certain traffic

House Republicans, in a 240-179 vote, pushed through a measure disapproving the Federal Communications Commission's rules. Tech and telecom giants such as Verizon Communications Inc and Microsoft Corp could be affected.

The outlook for further progress by the Republicans in rolling back the FCC's actions was uncertain, however.

While a similar measure has been offered in the Senate and has 39 co-sponsors, the White House said on Monday that President Barack Obama's advisers would recommend that he veto any such resolution.

Read more: http://us.mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE7376UR20110...



@lhfang : Dems who just voted to kill net neutrality: Reps. Boren, Bishop, David Scott, Shrader, Bennie Thompson, Peterson.
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