Well it sure is slash and burn time up on the Hill. I guess they're trying to pay back anyone and everyone that contributed to their cause while they still have a chance...
A House panel has voted to repeal a set of regulations from the Federal Communications Commission that prevent cable and internet providers from blocking access to the web.
The Republican-dominated Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology voted 15 to 8 on Wednesday to overturn the FCC's rules.
Read it again: they are *overturning* rules that *prevent* censorship. That means that your ISP will be legally able to prevent you from getting to any site they deem unworthy, illegal, unsavory or even competitive. Imagine you're with Comcast and you want to check out Verizon. They could block you. If you live down south they could prevent you from reading about evolution. They could charge more for using YouTube, Voip, or Facebook (if it's popular and people are addicted why not make a profit off it?)
It's stupid. It's criminal. It's simply enabling a hostage situation where ISPs can filter or charge at whim. Oh and did I mention that it sucks?