Senate Democrats press vote to save Obama-era net neutrality rules

Senate Democrats press vote to save Obama-era net neutrality rules

Senate Democrats press vote to save Obama-era net neutrality rules

Almost two dozen attorneys general from primarily Democratic states have sued the FCC for its decision, and a handful of Democratic governors want to require internet service providers to comply with the vacated federal rules as a condition of doing business with their state's government. The FCC said the new rules will take effect 30 days from Friday, and confirmed to be Jun 11 according to Reuters.

More than 20 states have filed a lawsuit to stop the net neutrality repeal.

Net neutrality is the idea that all information should be able to pass freely through internet servers. In addition, President Trump appointed FCC Chairman Ajit Pai - who led the way to overturning net neutrality rules - to his position.

Timothy Karr, senior director of strategy and communications for Free Press based in Washington, D.C., and Florence, Mass., said that the June 11 date was expected, though there was some confusion as to an earlier date.

Democrats collected enough signatures on a petition that forced a Senate vote to employ the Congressional Review Act, which if passed would be the first step toward overturning the FCC's action and reinstating the rules that were created to ensure the uninhibited flow of data online.

Unfortunately, some state lawmakers across the country are responding to these overheated doomsday claims with their own net neutrality bills to regulate ISPs on a state-by-state basis.

FCC officially repeals landmark net neutrality rulesThe CRA is a rule allowing Congress to overturn decisions by government agencies. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, prepared to vote with them. Recipients, including people who have been here for twenty years and the parents of over 50,000 American-born children, will now have to choose between remaining in the United States without legal status or returning to one of the world's most unsafe countries.

The FCC's decision to rescind net neutrality rolled back regulations that give everyone equal access to the internet by preventing service providers from discriminating against web content would be dismantled.

Others argue that net neutrality discourages innovation by network owners or it could also discourage investment in infrastructure.

Evan Greer told Courthouse News the battle for net neutrality is about more than competition or "how fast videos load".

"Americans do not want access to the internet to look like access to cable channels, where ISPs set up paid schemes to prioritize some websites and services over others".

Taking a deregulatory approach to internet governance is common sense, but opponents of the FCC's order claim that it will "end the internet as we know it". The House seems supportive, too, so there's a reasonable chance net neutrality could get a second chance at life.

"We're just going to restore what was in place until December of 2017 and then no further legislation will be needed", Markey said.

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