House Votes To Vacate Neutrality Rules

  • April 8, 2011
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 238-174 on Friday to vacate the Federal Communications Commission's Net neutrality rules. The vote broke down on party lines, with nearly all of the Republicans voting in favor of vacating the rules, and nearly all of the Democrats opposing the measure. The vote likely is largely symbolic, given that the Democratic-controlled Senate probably will not also pass a resolution to vacate the rules. In addition, President Barack Obama has indicated that he will veto an attempt to vacate the FCC's rules.

The FCC last December voted to enact neutrality rules banning all broadband providers from blocking content or applications and prohibiting wireline (but not wireless) providers from engaging in unreasonable discrimination.-Wendy Davis

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