Published: Tue, January 09, 2018
Markets | By Noel Gibbs

Top tech lobby joins legal battle to keep 'net neutrality'

Top tech lobby joins legal battle to keep 'net neutrality'

The Internet Association, comprised of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Netflix and other large tech firms, said on January 5 that it plans to join the looming legal fight against the Federal Communications Commission over its repeal of so-called net neutrality rules, according to the New York Times.

The same day that the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality in a 3-2 vote, Sen.

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.

Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said on Monday that she was the 30th senator to sign on to a plan to use a procedural rule to vote on a reversal of the FCC's actions. In the meantime, net neutrality supporters are also pursuing litigation and state laws.

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Over in Vermont, Senator Bernie Sanders hasn't made any official moves just yet, but like Senator Bennet, his position is clear.

The resolution was drafted under the Congressional Review Act, which gives Congress the authority to overturn new regulations issued by federal agencies with a simple-majority vote in both houses. Net neutrality-the principal that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet equally and not block, throttle, or charge extra or access to it-has been vital to growth of the Internet.

Though Democrats now have enough support to force the resolution to a vote in the Senate, they have much steeper barriers to getting it adopted. A tie vote would likely mean the deciding vote would be cast by VP Mike Pence, dooming the resolution.

If net neutrality protections pass in California, we'll be a model for other states, and make it harder for Comcast, Verizon, and other big telecom companies to justify anti-consumer schemes that violate net neutrality elsewhere in the country. A University of Maryland poll last month found that 83% of Americans and 75% of Republicans said they supported them.

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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.

Despite an FCC repeal, net neutrality apparently does not want to go quietly. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Aaron said, had "awakened the public". In the days before the FCC's vote last month, the online giants took few overt steps to voice opposition to repealing the rules.

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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