Senate push to overturn FCC's net neutrality decision reaches important threshold

Senate push to overturn FCC's net neutrality decision reaches important threshold

But if nothing else, it will force Republican lawmakers - many of whom have not been fans of the FCC's new approach to net neutrality - to vote against popular net neutrality rules in an election year. But under the regular rules of the House, there is a mechanism allowing the discharge of a bill from committee along similar procedural lines as the CRA allows in the Senate.

The FCC voted 3-2 last month to get rid of rules that prohibit internet service providers from blocking or throttling content, or from selling so-called "fast lanes" to sites that want speedier access to consumers. The real kicker? The FCC is calling its almost 600-page rule "Restoring Internet Freedom".

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Democrats face an uphill battle to win the bipartisan support necessary for the bill's success, however.

"I dissent from this fiercely-spun, legally-lightweight, consumer-harming, corporate-enabling Destroying Internet Freedom Order", writes FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn in a whopping 281-page statement.

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Republicans control the Senate with 51 votes out of the 100-member body.

Markey's bill, a Congressional Resolution of Disapproval, needed at least 29 co-sponsors to force a vote in the Republican-controlled Senate. "IA intends to act as an intervenor in judicial action against this order and, along with our member companies, will continue our push to restore strong, enforceable net neutrality protections through a legislative solution". A University of Maryland poll last month found that 83% of Americans and 75% of Republicans said they supported them.

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As for the likelihood of the FCC's reversal actually being stopped, that will likely fall to the courts, with big tech companies and a number of advocacy groups now preparing their legal arguments and waiting for the FCC's decision to be formally published in the Federal Register before taking action. "The Congressional Review Act gives Congress the power to reverse that corrupt and illegitimate decision and restore the basic protections that enable free expression, creativity, and innovation online".

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. It seems that state legislators are starting to take matters of net neutrality into their own hands.

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