Netflix, Google, Others to Sue Over Net Neutrality Repeal

Netflix, Google, Others to Sue Over Net Neutrality Repeal

Netflix, Google, Others to Sue Over Net Neutrality Repeal

Claire McCaskill of Missouri - has signed on to sponsor a resolution that would nullify the Federal Communications Commission's vote to repeal its net-neutrality rules. Markey proposed the resolution in mid-December with 27 other senators, just a day after the FCC repealed net neutrality.

Markey would have to wait until the FCC's action is published in the Federal Register before calling for a vote, but it is unclear when that will happen.

It was not unexpected that associations or public interest groups would start the judicial steamroller, but several states have stepped forward to create their own regulatory framework to preserve net neutrality. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democratic Party. Under the terms of the CRA, the Senate has 60 days from when the FCC passed the rule to review it.

Without those rules, providers will be free to block customers from accessing rival services or slow down their access to Netflix, for example, as long as they tell customers what they're doing - though the Federal Trade Commission is supposed to watch for severely anticompetitive moves.

Although Democrats now have the votes to force the resolution to a vote in the Senate, they have much steeper barriers to getting it enacted.

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In a statement following McCaskill's announcement, Matt Wood, policy director of the Free Press Action Fund, urged Senate holdouts to listen closely to the Americans who have "logged more than a million calls to Congress to reject FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's decision to kill net neutrality". Adam Morfeld of Lincoln, would bring net neutrality rules power to the state level. None of them are Republicans. Once the bill goes to a vote, it will still need a majority to pass and then will wind up on Trump's desk, who is unlikely to approve the bill.

The lobby group for some of the most powerful United States tech firms said it would join the legal challenge to the planned rollback of "net neutrality" rules requiring internet service providers to treat all online traffic equally.

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.

But fear not-there are a number of other ways people are fighting the end of net neutrality, from lawsuits to local legislation.

The Nebraska Telecommunications Association, which said it would study Morfeld's bill before taking a position on it, circulated a white paper among its 30 member companies a year ago describing the 2015 rules as trying "to fit a square peg in a round hole".

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