House Bill To Nix Net Neutrality Rule Passes 1st Test

Law360, New York (March 9, 2011, 5:14 PM EST) -- A U.S. House of Representatives panel on Wednesday approved a resolution to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's recently issued net neutrality rule outlawing discriminatory delivery of broadband Internet services and content.

The 15-8 vote split down party lines in the House Energy and Commerce Committee's subcommittee on communications technology.

Republicans have moved quickly to take aim at the FCC net neutrality rule since assuming control of the House in January. Wednesday's vote sends the resolution to the full Energy and Commerce Committee.

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