What’s next for net neutrality? It promises to be a busy 2011 with the new Congress already presented with a bill that challenges the FCCs new net neutrality rules.
In fact, Republican Fred Upton of Michigan, the new chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee, which has oversight jurisdiction over the FCC, has promised to make FCC Julius Genachowski a “familiar face on Capitol Hill,” with a series of oversight hearings early in the new session of Congress. The goal is to advance legislation that overturns the agency’s net neutrality order, along with other executive regulations enacted over the past two years. Enterprise Networking Planet has all the details.
In her first act in the new Congress, Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) has introduced a bill that would strike down the Federal Communications Commission’s new net neutrality rules.
Blackburn’s bill, named the Internet Freedom Act, stipulates that any regulation of Internet service providers requires the explicit authorization of Congress.