FCC set to OK net­work neu­tral­ity reg­u­la­tions

Dayton Daily News - - BUSINESS - As­so­ci­ated Press

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.

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