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House votes to strike down FCC Net neutrality rules

Grant Gross, IDG News Service | April 8, 2011
The U.S. House voted largely along party lines to strike down the FCC's Net neutrality rules.

But the FCC's actions will hurt the Internet, one of the few bright spots in the U.S. economy, Republicans argued.

"We're here to put the brakes on runaway bureaucracy," said Representative Fred Upton, a Michigan Republican. "The FCC has overstepped its authority and is attempting to seize control of one of the nation's technological success stories."


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