GOP Votes to End Net Neutrality, Give Corporations Control of Web
TheCameraObscura | April 10, 2011 at 01:01 pmby
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The House of Representatives voted to reject Internet “neutrality” rules that keep big Internet service providers from blocking certain traffic. Without net neutrality, corporations could block people from going to certain sites on the web and/or charge people extra for going to certain web sites.
House Republicans, in a 240-179 vote, pushed through a measure disapproving the Federal Communications Commission’s rules. Tech and telecom giants such as Verizon Communications Inc and Microsoft Corp could be affected.