House Republicans have succeeding in amending a spending bill to deny the FCC money to implement new (and heavily gutted) network neutrality regulations. That’s right: banning a government agency from using government money to do government work. —JCL
The Wall Street Journal:
House lawmakers voted Thursday night to prevent the Federal Communications Commission from implementing controversial new rules that would govern the flow of traffic over the Internet.
The rules, known as network neutrality, would affect such companies as AT&T Inc. (T), Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) and Comcast Corp. (CMCSA) because they own the networks over which the Internet often flows. They would be barred from discriminating as to what content flows over the Web.
The FCC agreed on the rules last year, but has not yet implemented them fully.