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McCain Gets Mavericky on ‘Net Neutrality

AllThingsD – “Just hours after Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski officially unveiled ‘Net neutrality rules, the Arizona Republican introduced a bill that would prohibit the Commission from enacting them. Called the Internet Freedom Act, the legislation says the FCC “shall not propose, promulgate, or issue any regulations regarding the Internet or IP-enabled services.”

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Net neutrality still faces political and legal hurdles

CNET – “Net neutrality supporters may be celebrating the Federal Communications Commission’s unanimous vote to begin developing open Internet regulation, but the battle is far from over as the yet- to-be-written regulation is already facing Congressional opposition and will also likely be challenged in court.”

See also, “AT&T, Comcast Face New Internet Rules After FCC Vote“, from Bloomberg

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FCC moves forward on net neutrality rule-making in unanimous vote

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FCC’s Net neutrality plan gets big boost

USA Today – “The war of words over “Net neutrality,” the idea (favored by the Obama Administration) that consumers should be able to access any online content anytime they want it, hitched up a few notches this week.”

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US Rep Barton Asks FCC To Stop Vote On Open Internet Rule

WSJ – “A senior House Republican on Tuesday asked Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski to stop a commission vote, slated for Thursday, on proposed open Internet rules. House Energy and Commerce Ranking Republican Joe Barton of Texas said in a letter to Genachowski that the rules could have “potentially catastrophic effects on investment and deployment of broadband services throughout the country.”

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