Net Neutrality Rules: FCC Publishes The Repeal Order, Lawsuits Begin : The Two-Way : NPR

The Federal Communications Commission is working toward officially taking current net neutrality rules off the books. The agency took the requisite formal step of publishing the rules on Thursday, opening the door for lawsuits from a number of state attorneys general and advocacy groups.

Senate Democrats have also been pushing for a special congressional vote to block regulations from going into effect, but have so far been one vote short of overcoming the Republican majority. A similar vote would also face a very high hurdle in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.

Net neutrality

It’s a principle that Internet providers should be neutral gateways that provide equal access to all legal web content.

Read all of NPR’s coverage of the topic here.

The pushback follows the December vote by the Republican-led FCC to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, which limit the power of Internet service providers to influence loading speeds for specific websites or apps. The repeal can’t take effect until the Office of Management and Budget completes a review of the change.

Source: Net Neutrality Rules: FCC Publishes The Repeal Order, Lawsuits Begin : The Two-Way : NPR


About George Fisher

George is a freelance writer, an author and a former Democratic political consultant. He has worked as Deputy Communications Director for a Senatorial campaign and Campaign Manager for several NC House races and two congressional races. He previously worked as a news producer for a local television station.
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