House Passes Net Neutrality Bill, But Prospect Remains Dim

House Passes Net Neutrality Bill, But Prospect Remains Dim

Pai's statement was in direct response to the House of Representatives passing the act in a 232-190 vote that afternoon.

Even if the Save the Net Act passes the Senate, there's the very likely reality that President Trump will veto it. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, with the support of the telecom industry, argued it had inhibited private-sector investment and exceeded the agency's own authorities.

Net neutrality advocates embarked on their campaign to restore the government's rules nearly as soon as Pai finished his repeal.

"Last year, the FCC returned to the light-touch regulatory scheme that enabled the Internet to develop and thrive for almost two decades by promoting Internet freedom and encouraging network investment", the OMB said. "This bill should not and will not become law". As the Save the Internet Act passes to the U.S. Senate, NHMC remains steadfast in our mission to expand digital access and protect digital rights for Latinos.

The Senate passed the Congressional Act (CRA) in May 2018 to restore net neutrality rules, which is "an obscure legislative tool" introduced by Sen. "This is just common sense".

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"The internet is the essential communications platform for the 21st century and an essential tool for participation in the digital economy".

With net neutrality, some Democrats sounded an optimistic note that the House's vote - coupled with sustained public pressure from net neutrality supporters - could shift their fortunes. "Additionally, the court may decide whether the FCC decision would pre-empt any state laws on net neutrality".

The concern among net neutrality advocates is that the repeal risks giving internet providers too much control over how online content is delivered. "I'm proud to stand with them in that fight". "Nobody should be able to influence that choice - not the government and not the large companies that run the networks". "We're still on the side of net neutrality, they're still not, and they believe they won at the FCC". But this bill studiously avoids it. "It is a political statement built on a broken abomination of an FCC rulemaking".

In the absence of an explicit ban on these actions, providers are required to publicly disclose any instance of blocking, throttling or paid prioritization.

"The one positive aspect that emerged from this gamesmanship is House Democrats' firm declaration against taxing the Internet via USF fees". "This isn't a partisan issue", he added.