House Republicans Vote to Kill FCC Net Neutrality Rules
NEW YORK - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives in a vote on Friday expressed opposition to the FCC's mch-discussed net neutrality rules.
In a vote that came mostly along party lines, the House expressed its "disapproval" of the net neutrality provisions. The FCC rule, however, is not expected to face problems in the Senate where the Democrats have a majority. President Obama has also supported net neutrality.
The FCC, led by chairman Julius Genachowski, previously established rules that prohibit broadband providers from discriminating against lawful online traffic or slowing down access to certain content. It did, however, allow them to engage in “reasonable network management" to avoid congestion, for example.
FCC officials couldn't immediately be reached for comment.