House Subcommittee Schedules Vote to Reverse Net Neutrality
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.
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December 21, 2010
FCC Codifies Network Neutrality
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.