(Ping! Zine) – The Federal Communications Commission will vote on official Net neutrality rules today. Reports claim that FCC Chairman, Julius Genachowski has gathered enough support to pass the controversial new rules which prohibit phone and cable companies from discriminating against or favoring Internet traffic flowing over their broadband networks.
The five-member commission is made up of two Republicans and three Democrats and the new rules are expected to pass since gaining the support of all three Democrats on the FCC.
The awiting decision could finally end debates on the new rules, which has been raging on for more than a year now. Although advocates for telephone and cable providers and consumer groups along with Republicans have lobbied hard for a free and open Internet, it doesn’t seem likely they will see the outcome they hoped for.