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Democrats' net neutrality bill would completely restore Obama's FCC rules

Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 16: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), with ministerial leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looking at, speaks at a press conference at Capitol Building on May 1 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted and approved a resolution by Disapproval to repeal President Trump and the FCC President Ajit Pai suspension of net neutrality rules.Mark Wilson Getty Images Democrats in Congress today introduced a net neutrality bill that would completely restore the Obama era rules repealed by the current FCC Republican majority. "Save the Internet Law" is just three pages long. Instead of writing a new set of net neutrality rules, the bill would repeal the FCC President Ajit Pai's December 2017 suspension of the FCC order approved in February 2015 and forbid the FCC to repeal the rules in the future. "A whole 86 percent of Americans opposed the Trump attack on net neutrality, including 82 percent of Republicans. It's hopeful," said housekeeper Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) At a press conference announcing the bill today. The Internet Act, honors the democrats' will of the people. " " People understand that their ISPs have too much control over their connection to the Internet and the services they care about, "says rep. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) Sa. it slows down Netflix more slowly, blocks access to innovative mobile services, or adopts anti-competitive zero valuation policies, the tracking of ISPs on this issue is clear. And consumers and small businesses want protection and security that strong network neutrality…

 WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 16: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), with ministerial leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looking at, speaks at a press conference at the Capitol Building on May 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted and approved a resolution by Disapproval to repeal President Trump and the FCC President Ajit Pai suspension of net neutrality rules.

Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 16: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), with ministerial leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looking at, speaks at a press conference at Capitol Building on May 1

6, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted and approved a resolution by Disapproval to repeal President Trump and the FCC President Ajit Pai suspension of net neutrality rules.

Mark Wilson Getty Images

Democrats in Congress today introduced a net neutrality bill that would completely restore the Obama era rules repealed by the current FCC Republican majority.

“Save the Internet Law” is just three pages long. Instead of writing a new set of net neutrality rules, the bill would repeal the FCC President Ajit Pai’s December 2017 suspension of the FCC order approved in February 2015 and forbid the FCC to repeal the rules in the future.

“A whole 86 percent of Americans opposed the Trump attack on net neutrality, including 82 percent of Republicans. It’s hopeful,” said housekeeper Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) At a press conference announcing the bill today. The Internet Act, honors the democrats’ will of the people. “

” People understand that their ISPs have too much control over their connection to the Internet and the services they care about, “says rep. Mike Doyle (D-Penn.) Sa. it slows down Netflix more slowly, blocks access to innovative mobile services, or adopts anti-competitive zero valuation policies, the tracking of ISPs on this issue is clear. And consumers and small businesses want protection and security that strong network neutrality rules provide. “

Bill is facing uphill battle in the Senate

If the Democrats’ bill becomes law, internet providers and mobile broadband providers would once again face common recovery regulation under Title II of the Communications Act, including the prohibition of blocking, restricting and paying priority. identical to one approved by the US Senate in May 2018 but never voted by the House.

This time there is a great chance that the bill may pass in the House but not the Senate. The Democrats won a majority in Parliament in November 2018, so they can ensure that their net neutrality bill will get full vote in that House, but force a Senate vote will require more cooperation from Republicans than last year

Last year’s legislation was a resolution on Congress resolution (CRA) of proposition that gets some special parliamentary privilege Although the minority party was, the Democrats could force a vote from the full Senate with a culpability and finally the bill passed with the help of three Republicans voting for it.

But CRA resolutions that revoke an agency decision can only be passed in the same congressional meeting where the agency’s decision was made. As a new congressional session began in January, a CRA resolution that repeals Pai’s December 2017 repeal is no longer an option. This time, the Democrats must put in a regular bill that has to go through the normal committee process, which the Senate still controls by the Republican majority. Even a simple majority will be harder than last year because the Republicans have got two seats in the Senate and now have an advantage of 53-47.

“Last spring, our colleagues in the United States Senate were given the average person side rather than the great special interests,” said Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer (DN.Y.) today. “Unfortunately, all but three Senate Republicans voted on behalf of special interests, but Democrats voted on behalf of American people … now we have a democratic house and Republicans will have a new chance to correct the trump administration’s error. “[19659008] Pai and broadband industry’s fight bill

Republican leaders in Congress have Consistently opposed to the 2015 FCC Network Neutrality Rules and supported Pai Revocation of these rules, Republicans have pledged support for some type of net neutrality law, but not as strong as the repealed FCC rules.

Today, Democrats accused Pai FCC and Congress Republicans of ignore the Americans basics to maintain net neutrality.

“Average people understand that they do not want their costs to use the Internet to go up and they do not want their freedom to be limited, says Schumer. “If they decide to start a business, they want to be on equal terms with the big boys. There are so many reasons that we need net neutrality.”

While consumer advocates and web service providers welcomed the Democrats “legislation, free market ideas, and broadband industry lobbyists who generally oppose Internet service providers, they are already struggling against it. remained in place because it “has released private investments, which resulted in more fiber being used in 2018 than a year earlier and the download speeds increased by an astounding 36 percent. “In fact, FCC data on Internet speed only goes to the end of 2017, so it shows no increase after net neutrality cancellation and broadband deployment under the Pai term has remained about the same rate as in the Obama administration. The new fiber construction that Pai was equipped was also largely from projects initiated during the Obama years, including an AT&T project mandated by the FCC 2015.

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