House votes against FCC "open" Internet rules

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Posted: Apr 08, 2011 3:47 PM
House votes against FCC "open" Internet rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The House of Representatives voted on Friday to disapprove Internet "neutrality" rules that were adopted last year by the Federal Communications Commission.

In a matter affecting tech and telecom giants ranging from Verizon Communications Inc to Microsoft Corp, House Republicans pushed through a measure against the FCC's rule by a vote of 240 to 179.

(Reporting by Kevin Drawbaugh, editing by Dave Zimmerman)