Senate Bill to Reverse Net Neutrality Repeal to Get Floor Vote

Tuesday, 09 Jan, 2018

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is one of many organizations that are pushing back against Donald Trump's FCC. Last June, Mozilla reported that a survey it conducted with Ipsos found that 81% of Democrats and 73% of Republicans support net neutrality principles.

While McCaskill's support is good news for those who wish to see the decision overturned, the vote in itself will not be enough to ensure that net neutrality will be restored. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Aaron said, had "awakened the public".

But just because the FCC has issued an order doesn't mean that the telecom corporations have won. Under this law, Congress has the power to reverse a federal agency's ruling within 60 legislative days of it being made.

The draft goes on to argue that "ISPs have strong incentives to preserve Internet openness, and these interests typically outweigh any countervailing incentives an ISP might have" furthering its argument for a light-touch approach to internet legislation. This is about the future of the Internet as we know it, so let's make sure Congress treats it that way.

Despite the apparent public sentiment in favor of net neutrality, observers doubt whether the Republican-controlled Congress will pass Markey's bill.

Although Markey and his supporters face an uphill battle with conservatives who support the repeal, state legislators may have more luck. But if you thought the fight for net neutrality was over, think again! Google similarly stopped fighting for net neutrality back around 2010 or so, after the company became a more entrenched player in both the fixed (Google Fiber) and wireless (Project Fi, Android) broadband marketplaces.

The telecom industry will fight California's net neutrality legislation with everything it's got.

Open internet defenders in the Senate reached an "important milestone" on Monday when Sen.

"In 2018, the Internet is united in defense of #NetNeutrality".

The Internet Association, an industry group that represents the US's largest technology companies, and whose mission is to foster innovation, promote economic growth, and empower people through the free and open Internet, plans to join upcoming legal action against the Federal Communications Commission over its repeal of so-called net neutrality rules.

Before this, a lot of the same big tech companies were fairly passive and inactive during the initial protests of the repeal.

The "Internet Neutrality Act" (LB856), introduced by Sen.