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Net neutrality is officially repealed. Here’s what happens next.

Postby MrFredPFL » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:47 pm

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We knew this was coming. The six-month delay from the date of the Federal Communications Commission’s controversial repeal of net neutrality was essentially about red tape; on Monday, the full terms of the repeal take effect.

So what does this mean for efforts to stop the repeal and, more importantly, for your internet connection?

For now, not much. Basically, very little has changed since last month, when Congress’s last-ditch attempt to cancel the repeal under the Congressional Review Act (CRA) made headlines. The measure passed in the Senate, but it’s extremely unlikely to pass in the House, where canceling the repeal is deeply unpopular with the majority of Republicans despite the fact that more than 80 percent of Americans support net neutrality. In fact, since Congress only has 60 days to review the law (starting from April 23, 2018), it’s possible the House could just stall and refuse to vote on the CRA at all until the time limit expires.

If that happens, there are still other avenues through which lawmakers and citizens can fight the repeal process. But they’re slow and fraught with a lot of litigation — and they won’t necessarily stop internet service providers like Verizon or Comcast from throttling your bandwidth in the meantime. Here’s a glimpse at what’s next.

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