FCC Stuffs Lobbyists' Attempt to Stay Net Neutrality Rules
The FCC has denied petitions filed by a wide range of lobbying organizations that sought to stay the FCC's proposed net neutrality regulations. The CTIA Wireless Association, USTelecom, AT&T, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, CenturyLink, American Cable Association, and the National Cable & Telecommunications Association all filed petitions hoping to prevent the FCC from formally adopting its rules in early June. The groups' request for a stay was in hope of keeping the industry unchanged while they pursue legal action to undo the FCC's proposed rules. The FCC has been sued by a wide range of entities over the regulations, but the FCC believes its goal to reclassify broadband providers under Title II regulations will survive in court. Stays in cases like this are uncommon and there was little chance the FCC would have approved such a measure.
Jun 11, 2018
American consumers are no longer protected by the net neutrality regulations put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. The rules were voted down by the Republican-led FCC in December 2017 and effectively evaporate today.
Oct 3, 2018
Four major internet company lobbying organizations have filed a lawsuit against California seeking to block the state's new net neutrality law. California recently signed into law strict rules governing internet providers to prevent throttling, blocking, and paid prioritization.
May 16, 2018
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.
Oct 1, 2018
California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Sunday that made net neutrality the law, but the state was quickly sued by the U.S. Department of Justice.