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The FCC announces it will vote on net neutrality in February

A spokeswoman for the Federal Communications Commission confirmed to The Washington Post on Friday that the FCC will vote on proposed net neutrality rules in February.

Telecom regulator Tom Wheeler reportedly told colleagues in December that he would release an internal draft proposal outlining the new rules for broadband providers such as Verizon and Comcast early in January 2015. The details of those rules remain murky, but the Post reports that the regulations initially proposed by Wheeler have become much stricter over the course of the agency's deliberations.

While FCC spokeswoman Kim Hart declined to address those reports, she did confirm that the agency is set to vote on the proposal in February, after the FCC missed its December 2014 voting target.