House Republicans up their fight against the FCC's net neutrality rules

A Republican-led House of Representatives panel are stepping up their efforts to bring down the FCC's net neutrality rules. This week, the House Commerce Committee voted 30-23 to overturn the FCC's net neutrality regulations, an effort to disable a service provider's ability to block specific pieces of Internet traffic, including online video.

Although the measure is expected to pass in the House, it's uncertain if the Senate will follow. The committee's action is one of many efforts a new Republican-led Congress has taken to dismantle the rules since they were passed in a 3-2 vote by the FCC in December.

Under the proposal, wireline service providers such as Comcast (Nasdaq: CMCSA) and Verizon would not be able to block bandwidth hungry traffic, but would let them have some say in how they divvy up access and how they manage their respective networks.

Service providers have been no less happy about the rules. Both Verizon Wireless (NYSE: VZ) and Metro PCS have challenged the rules in court.

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