Net neutrality faces uncertain future after US House vote

Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a budget bill that included a prohibition on the U.S. Federal Communications Commission enforcing net neutrality rules, but it’s unclear whether that provision will survive.The Republican-controlled House voted early Saturday to approve the so-called continuing resolution, a short-term budget bill that would allow the federal government to operate beyond March 4, when funding approval expires. The bill, which includes US$61 billion in cuts to the federal government’s budget, includes an amendment that would bar the FCC from using funding to implement net neutrality rules the agency approved in December.To read this IDG report in full, see:
www.computerworld.com/s/article/9210720/Net_neutrality_faces_uncertain_future_after_House_vote
www.networkworld.com/news/2011/022211-net-neutrality-rules-face-uncertain.htmlAlso see:Groups Urge Court To Reject Net Neutrality Challenge
Almost half a dozen advocacy groups waded into Verizon’s lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission’s network neutrality rules Tuesday, seeking to protect regulations that many of the groups had criticized for not going far enough.Free Press, Media Access Project, Media Mobilizing Project, Public Knowledge and others all filed motions in the case to protect their ability to challenge any appeals.
techdailydose.nationaljournal.com/2011/02/groups-urge-court-to-reject-ne.php

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