House Passes "Save The Internet" Bill To Restore Net Neutrality

House Passes

Both sides in the debate say they are defending the "free and open" internet.

Net neutrality, which became law under President Obama, was repealed by the Republican-controlled FCC of Donald Trump.

The Writers Guild of America, West issued a statement saying it "applauds the House of Representatives for passing the Save the Internet Act and putting us back on the path to restoring net neutrality".

Win McNamee/Getty Images Net neutrality advocates actually have something to be happy about today - a federal appeals court heard arguments earlier today against the Federal Communications Commission's net neutrality repeal.

Republican Rep. Greg Walden of OR, the top GOP lawmaker on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, which oversees the FCC, blasted the bill as "another plank in [Democrats'] socialist agenda".

The bill was introduced last month by Rep. Mike Doyle, D-Penn., and of its nearly 200 cosponsors, there was not a single Republican to be found.

On a cold winter day in mid-December of 2017, the FCC voted to kill Net Neutrality.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai derided the "so-called Save the Internet Act" in a statement.

Even if it passes the Senate, it sounds like Trump will oppose the bill.

Wednesday's vote marked the latest swing of the pendulum in a lengthy battle in Washington over what sites and services consumers can access when they go online, and which startups and industries might flourish as a result.

In short, it's an important issue, and one that is not going to go away.

"Senators must know by now that people across party lines support Net Neutrality protections by large majorities", Aaron said. According to The Washington Post, Republican leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) told reporters yesterday that the bill is "dead on arrival".

Net neutrality is a topic we have covered extensively in the past, including what it means for PC gaming. Dozens of state attorneys general, tech companies including Mozilla and a host of consumer advocates sued the FCC previous year, arguing the agency had acted improperly in rolling back the Obama-era rules.



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