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At least six Senate lawmakers unhappy with the White House's hardened stance on 'net neutrality' are hoping to bar further regulation of network practices.
Their effort, an amendment proposed on Monday as part of the chamber's interior appropriations bill, would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from expending "any funds from any account in fiscal year 2010... to implement any Internet neutrality or network management principles [or] to promulgate any rules relating to such principles."
In effect, it would block the FCC from doing precisely what its chief reiterated o
So far, the amendment has six co-sponsors, all Republicans: Sens. Sam Brownback (Kans.), Jim DeMint (S.C.) John Ensign (Nev.), John Thune (S.D.) and David Vitter (La.).