Senate Rejects Net Neutrality Amendment

Law360 (June 29, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Echoing an earlier vote by the U.S. House of Representatives, a Senate committee rejected an amendment to block phone and cable companies from restricting access to their high-speed Internet networks by giving preferential treatment to Internet sites.

Although the committee tied on the issue at 11-11, a vote that results in a tie automatically nips a proposed amendment in the bud.

The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee’s rejection of the amendment cleared the way for a bill to allow phone companies and telecommunications providers to...
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