McCain Moves to Block FCC’s Net Neutrality

Newsmax.com
Friday, October 23, 2009

U.S. Sen. John McCain has introduced legislation that would block the Federal Communications Commission from creating new net neutrality rules, on the same day that the FCC took the first step toward doing so.

McCain on Thursday introduced the Internet Freedom Act, which would keep the FCC from enacting rules prohibiting broadband providers from selectively blocking or slowing Internet content and applications. Net neutrality rules would create “onerous federal regulation,” McCain said.

The FCC voted Thursday to begin a rulemaking process to formalize net neutrality rules. The rules, as proposed, would allow Web users to run the legal applications and access the legal Web sites of their choice. Providers could use “reasonable” network management to reduce congestion and maintain quality of service, but the rules would require them to be transparent with consumers about their efforts…

…It’s unclear whether the legislation would pass. Democrats, who generally support net neutrality rules, have majorities in both the Senate and the House, but in recent days, more than 70 House Democrats have written the FCC expressing concern over net neutrality regulations…

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