09 Apr '11, 12am

This sucks!!! =>> House votes to overturn 'net neutrality' rules - Yahoo!

The US House of Representatives voted on Friday to overturn "net neutrality" rules aimed at ensuring an open Internet, setting the stage for a clash with the Senate and President Barack Obama. The House voted 240-179 in favor of a Republican-backed resolution that seeks to block the rules approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). The House vote went almost entirely along party lines although six Democrats joined the Republicans in voting for the resolution and two Republicans opposed it. The five-member, Democratic-controlled FCC, in a vote split on party lines, agreed in December to the rules aimed at safeguarding "network neutrality" -- the principle that lawful Web traffic should be treated equally. Supporters have argued that the rules are needed to ensure an open Internet but opponents have decried them as unnecessary government intervention. The Senate...

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