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GOP Opposition to FCC Net Neutrality Plan Mounts

Dec 21, 2010, 07:03 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Kenneth Corbin)

"Republican lawmakers are ratcheting up their opposition to the Federal Communications Commission's plan to vote on net neutrality rules at its meeting next week, warning against what they see as an unwarranted regulatory overreach.

"Fred Upton (R-Mich.), who will chair the House Energy and Commerce Committee in the next session of Congress, called on FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski to release the text of the order, and to delay the vote to allow the public to comment.

""Your proposal to adopt network neutrality rules is likely the most controversial item the FCC has had before it in at least a decade," Upton wrote in a letter to Genachowski. "It holds huge implications for the future of the Internet, investment, innovation and jobs."

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