Net neutrality bill looms if court voids FCC order

Posted by BernardSwiss on Jan 24, 2013 9:59 PM EDT
PC World; By Kenneth Corbin
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If a federal appeals court strikes down the Federal Communications Commission’s open Internet rules later this year, lawmakers will again press for legislation to codify the principle of net neutrality, a prominent House Democrat said on Tuesday.

In a keynote address here at the annual State of the Net tech policy conference, Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.), a co-chair of the Congressional Internet Caucus, argued that forceful rules that would bar Internet service providers from blocking or slowing certain online content are a critical consumer protection.

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