Blackburn to introduce anti-net neutrality bill

Blackburn, a member of the House Communications subcommittee, also mentioned hearings as a way to push back against the FCC.

FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski proposed formal net-neutrality rules on Wednesday, pending passage in a commission vote in December. He received support from Democrats and intense opposition from Republicans.

Still, there might be little the Republicans can do to stop Genachowski — it's unclear that Democrats will be enthusiastic to sign onto a Republican bill blocking net neutrality.

One indicator to that effect: Rep. Gene Green (D-Texas), who rallied Democrats against strict FCC regulations this year, commended the FCC for moderating its views in its most recent proposal.

Further, President Obama made a campaign promise to support net neutrality, so he might be unlikely to sign such a bill.