FCC to vote on net neutrality in February

05 January 2015 |


US telecoms regulators at the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) are expected to vote on new net neutrality rules as early as February 26, according to a report by The Washington Post.


The FCC will consider a proposal from chairman Tom Wheeler on net neutrality rules. The FCC first announced plans to delay its vote on net neutrality last November. The agency is writing requirements for internet providers to treat all content equally after an earlier set of rules were struck down in a legal challenge brought by Verizon.

In November, US president Barack Obama called for the FCC to subject internet service providers to the same rules as those imposed on telephone network operators 80 years ago, with the aim of protecting net neutrality.