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Senate Bill to Reverse Net Neutrality Repeal to Get Floor Vote

Senate Bill to Reverse Net Neutrality Repeal to Get Floor Vote

Sen. Scott Wiener, D-San Francisco, promoted dueling legislation - now in the form of spot bill SB 822 - stating the Legislature's intent to "effectuate net neutrality in California utilizing the state's regulatory powers". The association joins the likes of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman who announced that he would be leading a multi-state lawsuit against the FCC, within hours of the decision being made. "Every member of the U.S. Senate will have to go on the record". Washington kicked off its own process back in December, immediately after the initial vote at the FCC.

"Etsy is continuing to fight for a free and open Internet; that's why we intend to challenge Chairman Pai's order in the courts..." Both the president and senior vice president of the association have backgrounds in policymaking. "As a regulatory body, the FCC has a responsibility to protect the standards that make it possible for our communities to thrive in the 21st Century". Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democratic Party.

"Once again, the Trump administration has sided with big money and against the interests of the American people", Sanders said in a statement last month. But if you thought the fight for net neutrality was over, think again!

"(A) llowing state or local regulation of broadband Internet access service could impair the provision of such service by requiring each ISP to comply with a patchwork of separate and potentially conflicting requirements across all of the different jurisdictions in which it operates", the ruling states. Once the new rule is published in the federal register and the FCC submits a report to the House and Senate, Congress has a limited period of time to act.

Still, Free Press and others are pushing forward, noting the widespread popularity of the net-neutrality rules.

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Still, their financing of the IA means they're at least helping fund defense of the rules somewhat from the frontal assault by Comcast, AT&T, Verizon and their new BFFs at the Federal Communications Commission.

A Nebraska lawmaker introduced a bill Friday to restore rules preventing internet service providers from slowing your ability to binge television shows on Netflix or blocking search engines that aren't Google.

Net neutrality has been gutted at the federal level by the FCC last month, and it caused a huge outcry throughout the entire country. But in this case having a vote is the entire point. Most did not take a firm, public stance or any action. These are organizations which could cause some serious headaches considering many of them have the backing of the world's largest technology companies.

Meanwhile, a separate effort to overturn the FCC's net-neutrality repeal has been gaining momentum. John MarkeyNet neutrality supporters predict tough court battle over FCC's repeal plan Avalanche of Democratic senators say Franken should resign Driverless vehicle bill hits Senate speed bump MORE (D-Mass.), would use Congress's authority under the Congressional Review Act to reverse the FCC's rollback of its popular net neutrality rules.

The Electronic Frontier Foundation is one of many organizations that are pushing back against Donald Trump's FCC.