U.S. FCC votes to propose new 'net neutrality' rules

WASHINGTON Thu May 15, 2014 11:34am EDT

WASHINGTON May 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Thursday voted 3-2 along party lines to formally propose new "net neutrality" rules that may let Internet service providers charge content companies for faster and more reliable delivery of their traffic to users.

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's two fellow Democrats on the five-member commission concurred with Wheeler for a 3-2 vote to advance his proposal and begin formally collecting public comment, though they expressed misgivings about the plan.

(Reporting by Alina Selyukh; Editing by Susan Heavey)