Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski’s net neutrality proposal has gained approval by the other Democratic Commissioners, while the two Republican members voted against the plan.
Republican Commissioners Robert McDowell and Attwell Baker voiced their opposition at today’s public meeting, calling it an unnecessary government takeover of the Internet.
The proposal aims to address concerns about how large Internet service providers manage their networks by creating new regulations.
Certain members of Congress have also spoken out against the new rules and will likely perform a thorough examination when the GOP-controlled House convenes next year. If made into law, the rules will affect major corporate business plans as leading telecommunication firms and Internet companies, such as Google, continue to grow business efforts in the Internet video industry.