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.
Senate Votes In Favor of Saving Net Neutrality
Democrats in the Senate forced a vote on net neutrality today and walked away victorious. Members of the Senate voted 52-47 to retain the net neutrality regulations put in place by the Obama administration that were later nixed by the FCC.
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.
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.
Democrat Senators Move Forward with Bid to Reinstate Net Neutrality
With the support of 50 Senators, Democrats are advancing a bill to bring back the rules governing net neutrality that were cut by the Republican-led FCC. The FCC voted to repeal net neutrality in December and the rules reached the Federal Registry earlier this month.
.......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!