Now that Democrats control Congress, Net Neutrality may ride yet again.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) today said that on Wednesday, House Democrats will announce Net Neutrality legislation on Capitol Hill.
What is in the bill?
Nobody seems to know.
On Wednesday, we will launch the Save The Internet Act, working with Senate Democrats to introduce legislation to restore Net Neutrality at 11:15 a.m. in the Rayburn Room of the U.S. Capitol;
No one in the office of FCC chairman Ajit Pai would comment for this Reuters piece:
The Federal Communications Commission repealed the rules that bar providers from blocking or slowing internet content or offering paid "fast lanes." The repeal was a win for providers like Comcast Corp, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, but was opposed by internet companies like Facebook Inc, Amazon.com Inc and Alphabet Inc.
The Senate, which is controlled by Republicans, voted in May 2018 to reinstate the net neutrality rules, but the House did not take up the issue before Congress adjourned last year.
A U.S. federal appeals court last month held lengthy oral arguments in a legal challenge to the FCC's decision to repeal the net neutrality rules.
In its 2017 decision, the Republican-led FCC voted 3-2 along party lines to reverse the net neutrality rules. The agency gave providers sweeping power to recast how users access the internet but said they must disclose changes in users' internet access.
— The Hill (@thehill) March 4, 2019
Nancy Pelosi says House Democrats plan to unveil legislation to reinstate "net neutrality" rules that were repealed by the Trump administration in December 2017 (@davidshepardson / Reuters)https://t.co/C8GAehTZnihttps://t.co/R2ZqY2kp5Z
— Techmeme (@Techmeme) March 4, 2019
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