The bill, called the "Save the Internet Act", aims to reinstate net neutrality rules as they were implemented under the previous administration, when Tom Wheeler sat as the FCC's chairman. "We're still on the side of net neutrality, they're still not, and they believe they won at the FCC".
"A free and open internet is crucial to ensuring every small business has an equal shot at success and no consumer is locked out of the opportunity to access information", said Congressman Pappas.
A number of states, including California, Washington and Vermont, pushed forward with their own net neutrality rules, despite the FCC asserting authority to prevent states from pursuing laws inconsistent with the net neutrality repeal.
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Of course, the Democrats are in the majority for the House of Representatives, while Republicans hold a slim margin in the Senate. "However, H.R. 1644 is not even remotely an intellectually-honest or serious effort to create regulatory certainty or legislate net neutrality", he suggested. Ella Nilsen reporting in Vox: "Trump has said he will veto the bill should it make it to his desk". The bill still needs to pass the Senate before being sent to the President but this is an important first step. This bill would force the FCC to regulate the internet in the same way it regulates TV for example.
"President Trump and Mitch McConnell can say whatever they want, but the writing is on the wall: there is overwhelming public consensus in support of real net neutrality and it's only a matter of time before we win", said Evan Greer, deputy director of the internet freedom group Fight for the Future.
While the new federal net neutrality legislation moves to the Senate, a federal court is deciding whether to restore the old regulations.
The "Save the Internet" Act will go to the Senate for consideration.