FCC adopts net neutrality rule

December 22nd, 2010 - 7:51 pm ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt  

internetp-k-261416-1 Washington DC, Dec 22 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday voted and approved the neutrality of the Internet concerning the content that can be provided.

The five panel member voted on party lines to approve the rule. The three Democrats on the Commission voted to accept the new rule which was introduced by its chairman, Julius Genachowski while the two Republicans voted against it.

Though they seem to have lost out this time, the Republicans have sworn to get the bill thrown out again. They said they intend to do that by introducing the “resolution of disapproval.” The Republicans call the bill an “unnecessary regulation” for Internet content and service providers.

The bill is made up of six rules. The six rules basically discourage monopoly of the Internet content. One of the rules says that, “Consumers and innovators have a right to send and receive lawful traffic” that means everyone should be able to access any content that they can lawfully do.

After the passage of the bill, Genachowski said that, “Today, for the first time, we are adopting rules to preserve basic Internet values. For the first time, we’ll have enforceable rules of the road to preserve Internet freedom and openness.”

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