'Net Neutrality' Is Left to FCC As Congress Fails to Take Action
Posted in: Government & Policy at 30/09/2010 14:12
Net neutrality is joining the growing list of issues Congress isn't likely to act on this year, putting new pressure on the Federal Communications Commission to take up the matter.
Henry Waxman (D., Calif.), chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, failed Wednesday to win support for a proposal that would given the FCC limited power to regulate broadband traffic. Republicans on Mr. Waxman's committee declined to support his proposal, which was opposed for different reasons by some members of his own party.
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Congressional 'net neutrality' deal falls apart
Negotiations over 'net neutrality' legislation fell apart along partisan lines, prompting calls from a top Democratic lawmaker to say that the Federal Communications Commission must act to regulate broadband companies