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After midterms, net neutrality could take a hit

midtermsthumb.gifIf the forecast of strong Republican gains in Congress holds true Nov. 2, the battle over net neutrality - the most contentious tech policy issue - isn't likely to be resolved anytime soon.

Net neutrality - the idea that all traffic on the Internet should travel at the same speed - has been a point of contention for the Federal Communications Commission, which is proposing regulations that would ensure that broadband service providers treat all Web traffic equally. But analysts say the FCC could also find itself in a more hostile political environment as its embattled chairman pushes for rules that Republicans are expected to argue would hurt the telecom and cable companies responsible for a large chunk of American jobs.

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By Cecilia Kang  | October 29, 2010; 1:14 PM ET
Categories:  2010 Elections, Technology policy  
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