Net Neutrality revival likely to stall after House passage

Net Neutrality revival likely to stall after House passage

Pai's statement was in direct response to the House of Representatives passing the act in a 232-190 vote that afternoon. "The Internet is free and open, while faster broadband is being deployed across America".

Net neutrality advocates rally in front of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) ahead of Thursday's expected FCC vote repealing so-called net neutrality rules in Washington, U.S., December 13, 2017.

Phillip Berenbroick of the consumer group Public Knowledge said the House vote "reflects the overwhelming public consensus that strong net neutrality consumer protections are vital for the internet ecosystem and the digital economy".

The bill has pretty much no chance whatsoever of becoming law.

The net neutrality regulations were introduced under the Obama administration and later struck down by the Republican-controlled Federal Communications Commission in 2017.

The net-neutrality saga continued as tech companies and almost two dozen USA states sued to undo the 2017 repeal and restore the 2015 measure.

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A number of states, including California, Washington and Vermont, pushed forward with their own net neutrality rules, despite the FCC asserting authority to prevent states from pursuing laws inconsistent with the net neutrality repeal.

Whatever the outcome, the losing parties may petition the Supreme Court to hear the case.

"Net Neutrality is now one step closer to being reinstated as the law of the land", Gigi Sohn, a counselor to former FCC chairman Tom Wheeler and a staunch supporter of net neutrality, said in a statement Wednesday.

If you're in favor of Net Neutrality and want to see it get approved by the Senate, your best bet is to get in touch with your local Senator and encourage them to vote in favor of it. It will then be evaluated based on whether or not the activity is anti-competitive.

It also reflected the continued efforts by Trump's top Democratic critics in Congress to battle his administration's deregulatory agenda, a political crusade that's touched on issues including environmental protection and transportation.

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