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Hawai'i Sues to Stop Illegal Rollback of Net Neutrality


As of now, the resolution has support of all 49 Democratic senators along with the support of one Republican: Susan Collins of Maine.

"Democrats will force vote on the legislation later this year", the party said in the announcement.

Schneiderman of NY, the attorneys general said the rollback of so-called net neutrality rules were "arbitrary and capricious" and a reversal of a longstanding policy to prevent internet service providers from blocking or charging websites for faster delivery of content to consumers.

"Today's new rule would enable ISPs to charge consumers more to access sites like Facebook and Twitter and give them the leverage to degrade [the] high quality of video streaming until and unless somebody pays them more money". The FCC's new rule fails to justify the Commission's departure from its long-standing policy and practice of defending net neutrality, while misinterpreting and disregarding critical record evidence on industry practices and harm to consumers and businesses.


Democrats will need one more Republican vote for passage in the Senate but even if they achieve that goal, the reversal will need the approval of the Republican-controlled House and President Donald Trump, who backed the December ruling by the FCC. CRA resolutions allow Congress to overturn regulatory actions at federal agencies with a simple majority vote in both chambers.

While polls show that net neutrality rules have from, (R-S.D.) wants Republicans to reject Markey's proposal.

The Federal Communication Commission's recent decision to overturn Net Neutrality will significantly impact telecommunications providers and their customers.

Are you hoping that the net neutrality repeal will be stopped? That's a lot more people to win over. The groups hope that pressure from voters will spur enough Republican lawmakers to support it. Now the Democrats are fighting hard to save net neutrality, but they will need a little help from their rivals to do so. "No voter-whether Republican, Democrat or Independent-is happy about the prospect of monopolistic telecoms controlling what they can access online".

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