February 4, 2015 / 7:29 PM / 3 years ago

White House 'encouraged' by FCC's net neutrality proposal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House is “encouraged” by a policy released by the U.S. Federal Communication Commission (FCC) on Wednesday regarding Internet regulations known as net neutrality.

A pro-net neutrality Internet activist attends a rally in the neighborhood where U.S. President Barack Obama attended a fundraiser in Los Angeles, California July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Jonathan Alcorn

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the White House will withhold commenting in detail on the proposal out of respect for the agency’s independence.

Reporting By Julia Edwards; Editing by Sandra Maler

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