FCC Votes To Move Forward On Net Neutrality Rules

Law360, New York (October 22, 2009, 4:56 PM EDT) -- The Federal Communications Commission has voted unanimously to begin crafting net neutrality rules aimed at prohibiting network operators from blocking certain kinds of Web traffic.

All five members of the commission voted Thursday to begin the rulemaking process and begin a public comment period for the net neutrality proposal put forth by Chairman Julius Genachowski. However, the two Republican members of the commission said they were opposed to the substance of the proposal.

At Thursday's meeting, Genachowski said that the government must not restrict the flow...
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