Net Neutrality Wrecked By House Subcommittee

According to PC World, the House subcommittee of corporate lap dogs has voted to scrap the FCC’s net neutrality rules:

A U.S. House of Representatives subcommittee has voted in favor of a resolution to throw out the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s recently adopted net neutrality rules.

The communications subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee voted 15-8 along party lines for a resolution of disapproval that would overturn the FCC’s rules. Those rules would prohibit broadband providers from selectively blocking or slowing Web traffic.

The resolution would also prohibit the FCC from re-attempting to create similar net neutrality rules.

Welcome to the future: Big win for corporations that control access to the Internet, and huge loss for consumers who will ultimately pay much more than they are now to access different content and resources online. Will legislation turn the tide back in favor of the people?

House subcommittee votes to kill net neutrality via Slashdot.

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