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. At the same time, the bill would make it possible for internet providers to create paid prioritization schemes in order to foster fast lanes. Moreover, the bill defines broadband as an information service and not a utility, something that would prevent it from being regulated more tightly under Title II. "This legislation is simple, it provides light-touch regulation so companies can invest and innovate, and make sure our internet is up to 21st century standards," said Blackburn. The Republican-led FCC recently voted to rescind the net neutrality laws that were put in place during the Obama administration.
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.
Court to Allow Net Neutrality Rules to Take Effect
A federal appeals court today refused to block the FCC's net neutrality rules from going into effect. USTelecom, the CTIA, and other groups sought to prevent them from becoming law while the rules are being litigated.
First Net Neutrality Case to Reach Court in Early December
USTelecom and other opponents to the FCC's net neutrality rules will have their first day in court come December. The U.S.
Internet Association to Fight FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal
The Internet Association plans to fight the FCC's attempt to repeal net neutrality. The FCC this week published the final version of its Report & Order to sack the Obama-era laws that govern the internet.
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