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Congressmen Send Letters, Hope For Net Neutrality Fades

May 25th, 2010 05:28 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

The odds of the FCC implementing net-neutrality rules just got much longer. “A bipartisan group of politicians on Monday told FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski, in no uncertain terms, to abandon his plans to impose controversial new rules on broadband providers until the US Congress changes the law. Seventy-four House Democrats sent Genachowski… a letter saying his ideas will ‘jeopardize jobs’ and ‘should not be done without additional direction from Congress.’ A separate letter from 37 Senate Republicans, also sent Monday, was more pointed. It accused Genachowski of pushing ‘heavy-handed 19th century regulations’ that are ‘inconceivable’ as well as illegal. …unless something unexpected happens, the fight over Net neutrality will shift a few blocks down Independence Avenue from the FCC to Capitol Hill. (In an editorial Monday, The Washington Post called for just that.)”

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