FCC Adopts First Open Internet Regulations [telecom]

Party Line Vote Exposes Deep Divisions; Two Republican Commissioners Are Harshly Critical by John Eggerton -- Multichannel News, 12/21/2010

| The Federal Communications Commission voted along strict | party lines Tuesday to adopt regulations on Internet | access. | | The meeting was characterized by cordial delivery of | scathing dissents by the Republicans and a less-than | enthusiastic concurrence by swing vote Democratic | commissioner Michael Copps, who said he had seriously | considered dissenting before concluding it was at least | a first step in the right direction. Republican | commissioners said the order would be overturned by the | courts, as the FCC's BitTorrent ruling had been.

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