Bipartisan Opposition Grows As FCC December 21 Vote Nears
FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski’s net neutrality plan, scheduled for a vote on December 21, appears to be facing opposition from both sides of the aisle. While Conservatives have led the charge against net neutrality, including a letter to Chairman Genachowski from twenty-nine Republican Senators and FCC Commissioner Meredith Baker speaking out against the legal authority of the FCC to regulate the Internet, representatives in favor of net neutrality are now speaking up. Some advocates of net neutrality decided to hold off on supporting the FCC proposal after meeting with FCC Commissioner, Michael Copps. In addition, Liberals who view the regulations as too weak have declined to support the proposal.
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