There is a good chance net neutrality regulations might be stopped before they are ever allowed to take effect, according to Republican Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Robert McDowell. Broadcasting & Cable reports:

Republican FCC Commissioner Robert McDowell says he thinks that there is a “better than average chance” that a court, likely the D.C. circuit, will stay the FCC’s network neutrality rules.

That came in an appearance June 29 on Fox News’ online program Power Play with Chris Stirewalt.

McDowell dissented from the rules, which passed in a party line vote Dec. 21, 2010.

Currently, the net neutrality regulations are stuck in a vetting process. The FCC announced Thursday that it was done with its vetting and now will hand the matter over to the Office of Management and Budget, who will also undertake vetting. This likely means that even if the court does not issue a stay, the regulations will not go into effect until October or November.

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