House Rejects Net Neutrality Amendment

Law360 (June 9, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. House of Representatives has struck down an amendment that would have implemented net neutrality regulations and prohibited broadband providers from giving preferential treatment to Internet sites.

The 269-152 vote on Thursday came as a setback for Internet companies, including Amazon.com, eBay and Google, that rallied for support of net neutrality. The vote was divided along party lines, with the Republicans gaining a majority to block the Democrat-backed amendment.

The vote came after a day full of debates on the issue, which many Democrats said...
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