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Tech Firms and Democrats Think They Can Still Save Net Neutrality. Here's How Their Last-Ditch Attempt Would Work

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu May 10, 2018 12:20 am

Story : http://fortune.com/2018/05/09/democrats-senate-net-neutrality-fcc/





The fight for net neutrality is entering overtime. With the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) still not having said when it will enact its rollback of the popular rule, Democrats and the tech community are making one last push to rescue it.

According to reports, senior Senate Democrats will on Wednesday try to force a vote on the FCC’s rule change, with the vote set to take place by the end of next week.

The move is backed by some of the biggest online names: Amazon, Netflix, Facebook, Google, Etsy and Reddit. Some of those sites will urge their users to lobby their lawmakers to save net neutrality.

Net neutrality is a principle that states internet service providers have to treat all traffic fairly, without prioritizing some services over others or blocking or degrading those that don’t pay up. It was mandated by the FCC under President Obama in 2015, but the agency, now led by Trump appointee Ajit Pai, voted in December to repeal the rule.







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