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House Rejects FCC's 'Open' Internet Rules (Net Neutrality)
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Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 04:50 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.

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@lhfang : Dems who just voted to kill net neutrality: Reps. Boren, Bishop, David Scott, Shrader, Bennie Thompson, Peterson.
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  -House Rejects FCC's 'Open' Internet Rules (Net Neutrality) Hissyspit  Apr-08-11 04:38 PM   #0 
  - Who was the bonehead who dubbed it "net neutrality"? Label it for the masses:  Lorien   Apr-08-11 04:51 PM   #1 
  - the gop already did  juxtaposed   Apr-08-11 05:13 PM   #4 
  - exactly. I have no idea what "net neutrality" means  northernlights   Apr-08-11 05:53 PM   #6 
     - It means "the way the internet always has been"  Occulus   Apr-08-11 09:32 PM   #10 
     - The network has never treated every bit neutrally.  boppers   Apr-08-11 11:08 PM   #13 
        - But "net neutrality" doesn't treat it as a network that doesn't exist.  joshcryer   Apr-09-11 03:59 AM   #20 
     - The part of net neutrality that would help you the most  JoeyT   Apr-09-11 03:49 AM   #18 
     - thank you for proving my point  northernlights   Apr-09-11 08:24 AM   #23 
  - Pretty soon internet will be just like TV & radio  Doctor_J   Apr-08-11 04:51 PM   #2 
  - That seems to be the goal. nt  Lorien   Apr-08-11 04:53 PM   #3 
  - TV and radio have limited spectrum.  boppers   Apr-08-11 11:09 PM   #14 
     - Artificial scarcity will be provided. (nt)  Posteritatis   Apr-09-11 12:01 PM   #24 
        - Limited bandwidth.  girl gone mad   Apr-09-11 02:40 PM   #25 
  - This is Custer's last stand, right here  DFW   Apr-08-11 05:40 PM   #5 
  - Not sure I understand this bill  Ter   Apr-08-11 06:22 PM   #7 
  - This Would Allow Your ISP to Censor or Slow Down Sites It Didn't Like  AndyTiedye   Apr-08-11 08:56 PM   #8 
  - Your ISP always had that power.  boppers   Apr-08-11 11:17 PM   #17 
     - No, this concerns things like VoIP or video streaming.  joshcryer   Apr-09-11 04:01 AM   #21 
  - Does "no rules" mean that you can block spam if you like?  boppers   Apr-08-11 11:11 PM   #15 
  - I Remember The Corporate Sock Puppets Attacking Democrats On Net Neutrality, But...  TomCADem   Apr-08-11 09:11 PM   #9 
  - The US is turning into a Fascist Theocractic State..nt  and-justice-for-all   Apr-08-11 10:44 PM   #11 
  - Kick. Not sure why this isn't getting more attention. nt  Hissyspit   Apr-08-11 11:05 PM   #12 
     - It's a long and technical topic. Also, similar legislation was ruled unconstitutional.  boppers   Apr-08-11 11:14 PM   #16 
        - Indeed. That should be left to large corporations.  JoeyT   Apr-09-11 03:52 AM   #19 
        - Regulations are the same "letting the federal government control the internet"?  Demit   Apr-09-11 07:28 AM   #22 

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