Sen. McCain Introduces Legislation to Kill Proposed FCC Net Neutrality Rules

Broadband Updates, FCC, National Broadband Plan, Net Neutrality October 23rd, 2009


Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Thursday introduced legislation prohibiting the Federal Communications Commission from implementing the Network neutrality rules that it kicked off on Thursday. The two-page bill is a naked prohibition upon the FCC: the agency “shall not propose, promulgate, or issue any regulations regarding the Internet or IP-enabled services.” 

Click here for a copy of the bill: 102109-mccain-legislation-on-net-neutrality

The bill does, however permit the promulgation of FCC rules passed prior to the date that the bill were to be passed, as well as regulations dealing with the Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act, as well as actions deemed necessary “to prevent damage to the national security of the United States; to ensure the public safety; to assist or facilitate any actions taken by a Federal or State law enforcement agency; or to ensure solvency of the Universal Service Fund established under section 254 of the Communications Act of 1934.”

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