Democrats Makes One Last Push to Save Net Neutrality
Senate Democrats have appealed to U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan in an attempt to prevent the FCC's net neutrality regulations from expiring. The Senate pushed through a vote to save the rules last month. In order for the measure to succeed, however, it needs to pass the House of Representatives and then be signed by President Trump. Speaker Ryan did not respond publicly to the request. Ryan is a Republican and the party has generally accepted FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's position that the rules need to be abolished. If no action is taken by the House, the rules will expire on Monday, June 11. Many consumers are in favor of keeping the rules, while industry players, such as network operators, are not. The FCC's move was seen as a win for internet providers, which will no longer need to abide by the Title II regulations and bright-line rules governing internet traffic.
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.
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.
Aug 21, 2018
The attorneys general from 22 states, plus the District of Columbia, have asked an appeals court to reinstate the Obama-era net neutrality rules that were stricken by the FCC in June. The states also want to ensure the Trump administration cannot prevent individual states from installing their own such rules.
Jul 17, 2018
Colorado Representative Mike Coffman, a Republican, is the first member of the GOP to take a real stand for net neutrality. Today Coffman signed a discharge petition in an attempt to force a vote on the Congressional Review Act resolution with the aim of reversing FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's repeal of net neutrality regulations.
Nov 6, 2018
Google today rolled out several tools to help Americans vote in the 2018 mid-term elections. There are three components to the information being offered by Google: how to vote; who are the candidates and what are the issues; and what are the results.