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Dems turn to Congressional Review Act to save net neutrality

Joe Mont | January 10, 2018

As promised, Congressional Democrats are staging a last-gasp effort to restore the Obama-era doctrine of “net neutrality.”

Forty Senators have co-sponsor a bill introduced in December by Sen. Ed Markey, D-Massachusetts, to remove recently enacted rules by the Federal Communications Commission that ended.

If approved in both the House and Senate, and signed by the President, longshot even with the recent support of Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), Markey’s bill would use the Congressional Review Act to turn back the clock to Obama Administration standards.

On Dec. 14, the Federal Communications Commission’s commissioners voted 3-2 to repeal net neutrality, capping off months of heated debate.

In 2015, the FCC adopted the Open Internet Order which reclassified broadband as a telecommunication service and prohibited internet service providers from setting up internet fast and slow lanes, ensuring all online traffic is treated the same. The D.C. Circuit Court...

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