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Democrats’ net neutrality bill would fully restore Obama-era FCC rules

by Ctrl,Alt,Delete BotMarch 6, 2019

Enlarge / WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 16: Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY), with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) looking on, speaks at a press conference at the Capitol Building on May 16, 2018 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted and passed a Resolution of Disapproval to undo President Trump and FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s repeal of net neutrality rules. (credit: Mark Wilson | Getty Images)

Democrats in Congress today introduced a net neutrality bill that would fully restore the Obama-era rules that were repealed by the FCC’s current Republican majority.

The “Save the Internet Act” is just three pages long. Instead of writing a new set of net neutrality rules, the bill would nullify FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s December 2017 repeal of the FCC order passed in February 2015 and forbid the FCC from repealing the rules in the future.

“A full 86 percent of Americans opposed the Trump assault on net neutrality, including 82 percent of Republicans. That’s hopeful,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said at a press conference announcing the bill today. “With the Save the Internet Act, the Democrats are honoring the will of the people.”

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