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Net neutrality: Will Congress Save Internet Freedom?

Entrepreneur – Peter Banerjea – Net neutrality is not dead -- yet. The Save the Internet Act, unveiled in both houses of Congress on March 6th, 2019, aims to overturn the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) December 2017 decision to repeal net neutrality. The obvious…

Democrats hit the gas on Net neutrality bill

CNET – Marguerite Reardon – Rep. Mike Doyle, who's shepherding the Democrats' bill in the House of Representatives to restore the Obama-era net neutrality protections, says he's not waiting for Republican support before bringing the proposed legislation to a vote. In an…

Tell Congress: Restore net neutrality (signatures needed)

CREDO Action – For the first time since Trump's FCC killed net neutrality, Congress will soon vote on a bill to bring it back and restore full protections for the open internet. House Leader Nancy Pelosi said that the House of Representatives will consider net…

House Dems plan April vote on net neutrality bill

TheHill – Harper Neidig – The House will hold a vote on Democrats' bill to reinstate the Obama-era net neutrality rules next month, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) announced on Monday. Hoyer said in a letter to colleagues that the House will consider the Save the…

Tell Congress to Restore Full Net Neutrality Protections

Electronic Frontier Foundation – In December 2017, the FCC voted to roll back the 2015 Open Internet Order, giving Internet service providers (ISPs) free reign to engage in unfair and discriminatory data practices. That decision did not end the fight for net neutrality, and now we…

4 in 5 Americans say they support net neutrality: poll

TheHill – Emily Birnbaum – Eighty percent of Americans say they support net neutrality, a boon to Democrats who are currently pushing legislation on the issue in the House, according to a new poll from Comparitech. The Comparitech survey, which tracks with other polls that…

Republicans say they want net neutrality rules, too.

CNET – Marguerite Reardon – Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers of Washington state, says it's time for Congress to put net neutrality protections into law. In an interview with CNET, McMorris Rodgers, who introduced legislation last month to restore net neutrality…

U.S. House to vote to reinstate net neutrality rules in April

Reuters – David Shepardson – WASHINGTONWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives will vote in April on a bill to reinstate landmark net neutrality rules repealed by the Federal Communications Commission under U.S. President Donald Trump. House…

ISPs strike deal with Vermont to suspend state net neutrality law

Ars Technica – Jon Brodkin – The state of Vermont has agreed to suspend enforcement of its net neutrality law pending the outcome of a lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission. In October, the nation's largest broadband industry lobby groups sued Vermont in a US…