Good News For Net Neutrality?

There has been a war going on for net neutrality….Trump’s boy at the FCC does not want it to be all that free….the good news is that the Senate has voted to restore the neutrality, which is good but will the House do the right thing or just be another rubber stamp Trump?

The Senate has voted to kill a Federal Communications Commission rule that repealed the Obama administration’s ban on internet providers blocking or slowing down certain content. Back in December, in an effort to deregulate the internet, the FCC repealed “net neutrality” rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic. The Obama-era rule prevented providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. Three Republicans joined with Democrats in voting to repeal the FCC rule that is scheduled to go into effect next month, the AP reports. The final vote was 52-47.

Telecommunications companies lobbied hard to overturn net neutrality, and critics, including the Trump administration, said over-regulation was stifling innovation. CNN says the measure to reinstate net neutrality will now “be sent to the GOP-led House, where it’ll likely go nowhere,” noting that Trump isn’t likely to back it either. Still, the AP notes, Democrats see their effort as something that will energize young voters who value unfettered access to the internet.

Will this bring about a happy ending……I think not Trump’s lackeys in the House will defeat net neutrality…..there is no way that these toads will do the right thing….

Keep those cards and letters flowing into the House….maybe someone will listen.

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5 thoughts on “Good News For Net Neutrality?

  1. It has gone quiet on that front over here. price wars between the telephone companies are making things easier and cheaper than ever before. I wonder how long that will last though.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    1. Price wars??? Lucky you! We have reverse “price wars” here. (See: “collusion”) My Information Super-Highway “connection” works properly 3-4 days a week, costs slightly less than a car rental and moves about as fast as a snail on Quaaludes.

      Thank God I don’t use it for anything remotely important! (Other than this website, of course.)

      1. I have fast fibre-optic broadband, good wi-fi, and phone calls after 6 pm and weekends included. Currently, this costs just £28 a month, ($37 US) with no limits on usage. Previously, I paid £60 ($81 US) for a deal with a strict cap on downloads, before the price war started. I only hope that it continues…

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