Senate approves rollback of FCC's net neutrality ruling
18 May, 2018, 09:32 | Author: Darnell Patrick
It's not at all clear that the Republican-controlled body even plans to bring the bill to the floor for a vote, and the president has said he opposes overturning the FCCdecision.
Still, Democrats are already using their messaging in campaign material. Susan Collins, R-Maine, joined Democrats in voting to overturn the FCC's controversial decision.
Added the American Cable Association: "Crafting reasonable, workable, and durable open Internet rules can be done, but it takes a serious effort". Another risk of throwing out net neutrality protections is that consumers could face the Death of Nickels and Dimes as charge add-ons to stream video, game or access social media, experts warn.
City council today took a baby step toward ensuring San Antonians have access to a free and open Internet - a concept techies refer to as "net neutrality."
Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan voted with his party, against the resolution to undo the FCC's December decision.
The Senate passed the bill 52-47, with three Republicans and two independents joining Senate Democrats to approve the bill.
Neither tipped a hand until they voted a few hours earlier Wednesday to move the measure past a procedural hurdle.
The House is not expected to pass similar legislation, so there is little chance that the rules will survive their June 11 expiration date despite yesterday's vote.
Democrats used the Congressional Review Act to force a vote - a law that allows Congress to repeal agency rules and regulations on a simple majority vote, instead of a 60-vote threshold needed to break procedural hurdles on most legislation, the kinds of traditional roadblocks where Senate leadership could typically hold up such a proposal.
"The U.S. Senate has narrowly approved a largely symbolic measure that only prolongs this decade-long controversy and does not provide consumers any assurances", said the NCTA in a statement.
The Net neutrality rules prohibit Internet service providers from selling faster delivery of certain data, slowing speeds for specific content and blocking or otherwise discriminating against any legal material. Some of the biggest companies in the United States such as Google, Netflix, and Facebook have come out against repealing net neutrality.
"As the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, said, the internet must remain a permissionless space for creativity, innovation and free expression", said McGrath.
And on the other side, Jonathan Spalter revised his role as CEO of USTelecom with dangerous-pragmatist delivery. They included Sen. Patrick Leahy, of Vermont, who said Pai showed contempt for the public by not heeding public opinion that favours stronger net neutrality rules.
"I voted to hopefully get beyond the politics of where we are with this, which is basically this see-saw back and forth between a Republican-led FCC and a Democrat-led FCC that doesn't lend any level of certainty to the process", Murkowski said to reporters after the vote on a walk from the Senate chamber to a secure briefing room.
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