US Senate to vote on overturning FCC net neutrality plans

13 May, 2018, 10:33 | Author: Becky Perry
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The Act lets Congress overturn regulatory action with a simple majority, and you might recall it's what the GOP used to kill consumer broadband protections a year ago before they could take effect in March of 2017. President Trump's signature would still be needed to bring back the regulations, however.

Fifty senators signed the petition to reverse the repeal of net neutrality, including all 48 Democrats, one independent, and one Republican.

Late a year ago, the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality rules 3 to 2 - along party lines.

Under the new regulations, internet service providers will now have to disclose whether they engage in certain types of conduct, such as blocking and prioritization.

Prior to the rollback, nationwide protests were held as consumers anxious cable and phone companies would suddenly have greater control over what they see and do online. We have seen this in recent months as some in Congress and outside groups have shaped an ominous narrative surrounding the way we regulate the internet.

The FCC revealed today that net neutrality will end on June 11th. Without net neutrality, ISPs can throttle content from competitors, charge extra to allow content to pass through to customers, and block content as they please.

Net Neutrality is still very much in favour among the public, which could sway the decisions of potential voters moving forward.

What does the FCC do?

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Even if the effort is successful, however, there remains an uphill battle.

"Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet", Pai said in a statement.

Whether they have the votes or not, Senate Democrats plan to force lawmakers to go on record with their position next week. A spokesman for McCarthy, Matthew Sparks, declined to comment on when or whether the House could take up the CRA, saying that the House is dedicated to working on a separate net neutrality bill "to permanently address this issue".

The fight to save net neutrality also extends to the courts, where a lawsuit is pending to prevent the FCC from implementing the new rules.

A vote on the petition-which has the support of every member of the Senate Democratic caucus and Sen.

The internet is too important for partisan politics. "Congress must codify widely accepted net neutrality protections through bipartisan legislation", Mr. Thune wrote in a CNBC op-ed Wednesday.

How could a full repeal impact consumers?

"This upcoming Senate vote will be our opportunity to save net neutrality and deliver the digital future that Americans deserve", he said in a Wednesday statement. "And that's exactly what we've had for decades, starting in the Clinton Administration". They merely connect us to it, and we already pay them for that service. "We must overturn this decision and ensure that the internet does not become a two-tiered system, with fast lanes for those who can afford it and slow lanes for those who can't".


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