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Can California preserve net neutrality? Lawmakers pledge to try

09 January 2018, 02:09 | Jermaine Blake

Ed Markey on Twitter: "A big step toward restoring a free and open Internet: with the support of @clairecmc, we now

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai arrives for an FCC meeting for the vote on net neutrality in Washington

"Millions of people from across the political spectrum fought hard to win the Title II net neutrality protections that the FCC just callously slashed at the behest of telecom lobbyists", Greer said in a statement.

The one-page resolution says in part that "Congress disapproves the rule submitted by the Federal Communications Commission relating to "Restoring Internet Freedom" and that "such rule shall have no force or effect".

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".

Sen. Claire McCaskill, a Democrat from Missouri announced Monday she will be the 30th co-sponsor of a bill that will use the Congressional Review Act to reverse the FCC's vote to dismantle the net neutrality rules. Bernie Sanders - who is an independent but caucuses with the Democratic Party.

The resolution was drafted under the Congressional Review Act, which gives Congress the authority to overturn new regulations issued by federal agencies on a simple majority vote of both houses.

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That said, there are several examples of cases where federal U.S. courts have ruled the FCC does not have the power to meddle in state affairs, though these are cases which only effect that state itself. The resolution needs all Democratic senators, and two Republicans, to vote in favor of it to pass. "The FCC's vote to end net neutrality is an egregious attack on our democracy".

Hopefully, the Internet Association and others fighting to restore net neutrality be victorious, or ISPs could soon be deciding which websites you can access.

Amid the harsh criticism of the repeal from consumer groups including Free Press, Pai on Wednesday pulled out of a planned appearance at this week's CES tech industry convention after reportedly receiving death threats. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Aaron said, had "awakened the public". The Internet Association - whose member companies include Google, Facebook and Netflix - said last week it is prepared to join a legal battle against repealing the rules, which were approved in 2015. In the days before the FCC's vote last month, the online giants took few overt steps to voice opposition to repealing the rules.

Washington, New York, and California have all introduced state-level net neutrality legislation in the aftermath of the FCC's decision to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules that treat the Internet like a public utility.



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