House Republicans seek to block FCC internet rules

House Republicans are seeking to prevent the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from enforcing new rules that prohibit broadband providers from interfering with internet traffic on their networks. The House voted 244-to-181 on Feb. 17 to attach an amendment to a sweeping spending bill that would bar the FCC from using government money to implement its new “network neutrality” regulations. The rules prohibit phone and cable companies from favoring or discriminating against internet content and services, including online calling and Web video services that may compete with their core operations…

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