Voters Support Comprehensive Legislation to Protect Open Internet

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But even if the vote does pass, it faces stiff opposition with Republicans, who by and large support net neutrality - and the party now controls the House of Representatives.

"Fifteen House Republicans voted against the CRA to gut broadband privacy rules a year ago and a handful of others like Reps".

Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers (ISPs) treat all content equally and not give preference to some digital content providers.

Only one Republican, Sen.

Hence, the Red Alert campaign has started today to push the need for net neutrality before its time. If you want to protect a free & open internet, make your voices heard before it's too late! The five-person commission voted to roll back the rules in December by a 3-2 vote.

However, if the Senate manages to repeal the measure, this initiative is not likely to pass the Republican-controlled House of Representatives or to survive a veto by President Donald Trump.

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All 49 Democrats in the chamber have thrown their support behind a measure that would force a vote on something known as a Congressional Review Act resolution. "The repeal of net neutrality would allow internet service providers to put their profits before the consumers they serve and control what we see, do, and say online". "It would show that there is a clear mandate for strong, enforceable net neutrality protections".

Net neutrality's repeal has stirred passions and controversy, as proponents warn of an impending era of online content being blocked, slowed down, or otherwise discriminated against, under the FCC's planned changes.

We're pitching in by sharing on Twitter information on six big parts of all our lives that will suck if net neutrality goes away. Rather than playing policy games, open internet supporters should urge Congress to develop comprehensive national legislation that permanently enshrines net neutrality protections for future generations.

The Federal Communications Commission said in a notice Thursday that 2015 landmark US open internet rules will cease around June 10. The state of OR recently passed a law that similarly prohibits state agencies from contracting with broadband providers that violate net neutrality principles.

Ajit Pai was a vocal critic of net neutrality even before he became the FCC Chairman. The move was pretty widely regarded as being awful, with FCC chairman Ajit Pai being singled out in particular for vitriol. This means that companies can not pay more to deliver their content slower, or block users from viewing certain websites unless they pay for it, and so on.

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