FCC set to OK network neutrality regulations
WASHINGTON — The head of the Federal Communications Commission has enough support to pass controversial new rules that will prohibit phone and cable companies from discriminating against or favoring Internet traffic flowing over their broadband networks.
More than a year after FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski pledged to put in place socalled “network neutrality” regulations, the agency is poised to adopt those rules at a meeting Tuesday. Although the two Republicans on the five-member commission are opposed to the plan, Genachowski’s two Democratic colleagues have said they will vote for the proposal. Those two Democrats, Mignon Clyburn and Michael Copps, said they still have reservations about the rules.