Republicans Attempt to Defang the FCC
Republicans proposed net neutrality legislation of their own on Friday that could significantly weaken the FCC's power over regulator internet providers. The bill, drafted by Senate Commerce Chairman John Thune and House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton, would make it illegal for network operators to throttle data or offer paid prioritization schemes — except for data management purposes. Moreover, the Republican proposal won't reclassify the internet as a public utility under Title II of the 1934 Telecommunications Act, which is the direction the FCC and President Obama are headed. The Republican bill would also restrict the FCC from expanding its authority over broadband companies beyond enforcing existing rules. The FCC is expected to publish its net neutrality plan on Feb. 5.
Republican's Net Neutrality Bill Opens Door for Paid Fast Lanes
A new bill proposed by Marsha Blackburn, a Republican representative from Tennessee, aims to "fix" net neutrality with a number of provisions. For example, the Open Internet Preservation Act proposes that there should be no blocking and no throttling of web traffic.
Republicans Target Net Neutrality Rules with Budget Trickery
A new budget proposed by House Republicans would hobble the FCC's attempt to enact and enforce its proposed net neutrality rules. The Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill "prohibits the FCC from implementing net neutrality until certain court cases are resolved, requires newly proposed regulations to be made publicly available for 21 days before the Commission votes on them, and prohibits the FCC from regulating rates for either wireline or wireless Internet service." Republicans have used several different avenues through which to block the FCC's proposed rules.
Appeals Court Upholds FCC's Net Neutrality Rules
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today upheld the FCC's 2015 net neutrality rules.
Democrats Looking to Force Vote on FCC Net Neutrality Repeal
Some members of the Senate hope they can overturn the FCC's attempt to repeal current net neutrality regulations. Sen.
.......except for data management purposes
Why would anyone think the republicans would ever do anything good for the people?
The only reason the Pubs are on this path is that Obama wants to make internet a utility which will lead to more rules for the mega-corp monopoly leeches, like you have to have a complaint department and you have to take responsibility when you screw up your customers account and then overcharge them for it, as is current monopoly leech SOP.
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Quick and Nimble
Wait, what?! Republicans actually PRO people?!
If I am reading this correctly, my mind just LITERALLY exploded, and I need some cleaners to come over here and mop up.
Good too much Gov't anyway!