Friday, December 24, 2010

FCC approves controversial ‘Net Neutrality’ regulations

Eric W. Dolan
Raw Story
December 21, 2010

Editor’s note: The beginning of the end for a free and open internet. Please read Mike Adams’ Net neutrality, the FCC, Wikileaks and the future of internet freedom.

By a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed so-called “Net Neutrality” rules aimed at prohibiting internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating between Internet traffic.

Supporters of “Net Neutrality” have been disappointed by the proposed rules, saying they heavily favor the industry they are supposed to regulate.

Democratic Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael Copps both voted with Chairman Julius Genachowski in favor of the new rules, despite saying they believed the Open Internet Order to be too weak.

Republican Commissioners Robert McDowell and Meredith Attwell Baker voted against it.

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