House votes to kill net neutrality rules2011.04.12 09:26 by Daniela
Keywords: FCC, broadband, Net Neutrality
The House of Representatives voted on a measure to invalidate the FCC's rules on net neutrality. House Republicans-joined by six Democrats-voted 240-179 to approve the legislation.
There's similar legislation in the Senate, but it is likely that President Obama-a supporter of net neutrality-would veto any such legislation, were it to reach his desk.
The action is the latest knock against the FCC's rules for net neutrality, which would bar wireless carriers from blocking services such as Google Voice and Skype that compete with their own voice and video offerings, as well as those in which they have an attributable interest.
Wireless carriers also face transparency requirements on network management policies and a basic "no-blocking" rule on lawful content and applications. The FCC passed the rules late last year on a 3-2, party-line vote.
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