Republicans say net neutrality ‘cannot be allowed to stand,’ promise fight in 112th

December 21, 2010 17:32

House Republicans are promising a swift reaction to the Federal Communication Commission’s net-neutrality rules that could get off the ground as soon as January.

By Sara Jerome at The Hill


Incoming House Commerce Chairman Fred Upton (Mich.) said in a press conference on Tuesday that his committee is planning multiple hearings to beat back regulations the FCC approved Tuesday.

The regulations, which aim to prevent phone and cable companies from toying with Internet traffic, have stoked virtually unanimous resistance from House Republicans and found a growing constituency of opponents in the Senate.

Upton said Congress must “use every resource available” to halt the regulations.


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