House GOP Urges FCC To Drop Net Neutrality Push

Law360, New York (November 22, 2010, 4:10 PM EST) -- Republicans on a U.S. House of Representatives committee are calling on the Federal Communications Commission to abandon plans to vote on rules implementing network neutrality policies, calling attempts to regulate Internet traffic absent legislative action a mistake.

Nineteen Republicans on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, spearheaded by ranking member Joe Barton, R-Texas, signed onto a letter sent Friday to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski addressing reports that FCC is circulating a net neutrality order ahead of a planned vote at the FCC's December meeting.

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