FCC Internet Proposal Called Power Grab as Debate Commences

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In this handout photo provided by the G20 Australia, U.S. President Barack Obama is seen on a computer screen as he addresses the media at a press conference at the conclusion of the G20 Leaders Summit on Nov. 16, 2014.

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The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission overstepped his authority in proposing utility-style rules to keep Web traffic open, Republicans and industry groups said, offering a glimpse of fights to come over regulations key to the future of the Internet.

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