Republican Senators Seek to Stop Net Neutrality Vote

Twenty-nine GOP senators are urging FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski not to proceed with his Dec. 21 vote on enforceable "network neutrality" rules barring anticompetitive behavior by communications companies that serve as gateways to the Internet. Among the signatories of a Dec. 15 letter to the agency chief are Senate Commerce ranking member Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, Sen. John Ensign, R-Nev., the ranking Republican on the Senate Commerce communications subcommittee, and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.