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White House Threatens Veto Over Net Neutrality

Published on November 8, 2011
by John Paczkowski

The White House on Tuesday said it will veto a Congressional resolution seeking to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, arguing that it would “undermine a fundamental part of the nation’s Open Internet and innovation strategy.” The pledge comes ahead of an expected Thursday Senate vote on a bill quarterbacked by Texas Republican Kay Bailey Hutchinson, which would repeal rules passed by the FCC last December intended to ensure that the Internet remains a free and open technology by allowing for some government regulation of it.

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