FCC votes 3-2 to approve controversial Internet regulations

Tuesday, December 21, 2010 13:07 EDT
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By a 3-2 vote Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed controversial “net neutrality” rules aimed at prohibiting internet service providers (ISPs) from discriminating between Internet traffic.

Democratic Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Michael Copps both voted with Chairman Julius Genachowski in favor of the new rules, despite saying they believed the Open Internet Order to be too weak.

Republican Commissioners Robert McDowell and Meredith Attwell Baker voted against it.

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