FCC Plans to regulate Internet through 'net-neutrality', Congress opposes action through amendment.Submitted by SimpleSam on Mon, 12/20/2010 - 22:41
FCC Plans attempt to regulate the whole internet through renewed net-neutrality agreement, Senate proposes law to stop it midstream
Very possibly could be the most important upcoming battle next to the now defunct REAL ID act. Write to your Congressmen and make it clear in no uncertain terms you oppose net-neutrality of this type. This will be updated with further action bulletins as needed.
"Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.), ranking member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee filed an amendment to an appropriations bill aimed at preventing the Federal Communications Commission from adopting net neutrality regulation.
Hutchison's amendment, co-signed by John Ensign (R-Nev.) and six other Republican lawmakers, would "prohibit the FCC from using any appropriated funds to adopt, implement or otherwise litigate any network neutrality based rules, protocols or standards."
The legislation comes from an emboldened Republican party that has taken the majority in House. They have promised to repeal regulations such as open-Internet rules that they say would harm the communications industry's growth and ability to create jobs.
The FCC's five commissioners are deliberating draft rules proposed by Chairman Julius Genachowski that would prevent Internet service providers from blocking access to Web sites or favoring the access to some content over others.
Hutchison's ammendment is to a bill for military and veterans construction projects."
To be updated: http://www.downsizedc.org/