03.01.2011 10:00 AM
House Subcommittee Schedules Vote to Reverse Net Neutrality
WASHINGTON: The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on
Communications and Technology will vote tomorrow to repeal network neutrality
rules. The subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Greg Walden (R-Ore.), intends to role
back regulations approved by the Federal Communications Commission last December prohibiting
Internet Service Providers from substantially manipulating traffic on their
networks. Republicans have long opposed so-called “network neutrality” rules,
or as the Republican-led subcommittee puts it, “the Federal Communications
Commission’s controversial Internet regulations.”
Walden himself is the sponsor of the joint resolution, with the co-sponsorship
of the subcommittee’s Republican members. It simply states that the FCC’s rules
“shall have no force or effect.”
The vote is scheduled for Wednesday, March 2, and 9:30 a.m.
See . . .
December 21, 2010
: “FCC Codifies Network
Commissioners voted on a proposal from FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to
prevent wireline broadband providers from throttling bandwidth-heavy users such
as Netflix. The same rules would not be applied to wireless providers.