Push to reverse FCC rollback of net neutrality rules gets Senate boost

FCC claims US internet too fast

Passage of a CRA would "repeal Pai's repeal", explains Dana Floberg of Free Press, which would leave the web "right back where [it] started-with strong net neutrality rules". Last June, Mozilla reported that a survey it conducted with Ipsos found that 81% of Democrats and 73% of Republicans support net neutrality principles.

A Senate bill that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission's decision in December, received its 30th co-sponsor Monday, meaning that it will receive a vote, reports The Hill.

The final version of Chairman Pai's rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers. The Congressional Review Act, which allows lawmakers to review new federal rules before they go into action, provides for Congress to vote on new rules decided by federal agencies.

Ask Congress to stand up for the Internet and overrule the FCC's order and restore Open Internet Order. If passed, the bill would overturn the FCC's rollback of net neutrality rules under the Congressional Review Act - the same legislative policy Republicans used to roll back Obama-era regulations past year. Cory Booker's (D-N.J.) own declaration of support for Markey's bill-was applauded by internet freedom advocates, who concluded that every other lawmaker should get on board or face serious electoral consequences.

"We'll be going to court soon to challenge the FCC and ramping up pressure on Congress to throw the rules out altogether", said Craig Aaron, president of Free Press.

That said, some IA member companies dedication to net neutrality isn't quite what it used to be. The California legislature is preparing new legislation that would protect net neutrality in the nation's most populous state.

The repeal of net neutrality could destroy the existing free internet in the U.S.as we know it. Before the commission voted on the repeal, some of America's biggest tech companies, Facebook and Google in particular, took a back seat during public protests over the issue.

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

Now the bill in the US Senate will get a vote to restore a Net Neutrality after 30 US Senators cosponsor a bill. With allies around the country, Courage Campaign is committed to fighting for an open Internet from Washington, DC to Sacramento-and we won't give up until we've won.

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

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