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ISPs and Ajit Pai are really sad about Senate’s vote for net neutrality

Postby MrFredPFL » Thu May 17, 2018 12:56 pm

Story : https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2018/05/isps-and-ajit-pai-are-really-sad-abo





Broadband lobby groups and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai are upset about yesterday's US Senate vote to restore net neutrality rules and are calling on Republican lawmakers to kill the effort in the House.

Yesterday's Senate vote "throws into reverse our shared goal of maintaining an open, thriving Internet," said USTelecom, which represents AT&T, Verizon, CenturyLink, and other telcos.

USTelecom claimed to speak on behalf of Internet users, saying that "Consumers want permanent, comprehensive online protections, not half measures or election year posturing from our representatives in Congress."

Cable lobby group NCTA also condemned the Senate vote—while trying to convince the public that its members support net neutrality. Both USTelecom and NCTA were part of a failed lawsuit that sought to kill net neutrality rules, but they got their wish when the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal them in December 2017.







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