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White House defending "Network Neutrality"


WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- The White House is threatening to veto a House Republican bill that would repeal "network neutrality,"which requires broadband providers to offer access to all legal applications and content.

The "network neutrality" regulations are intended to ensure that providers don't favor or discriminate against Internet content and services.  They were originally issued by the Federal Communications Commission in December.

Republicans say the rules are an example of government interference and will discourage providers from upgrading their broadband services.

The White House said the Republican bill would undermine efforts to keep the Internet free and open.

The House is slated to vote on the bill on Thursday.

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