Call Congress to protect net neutrality.
All year, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has been trying to roll back Obama-era net neutrality rules protecting fair internet access for all Americans. Tomorrow a Congressional Committee is holding a hearing on net neutrality. Today’s #DailyRevolution is to call on members of the House of Representatives to preserve open internet access.
Under the Obama administration, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) passed net neutrality rules to prevent internet service providers (ISPs) from giving better download speeds to higher-paying websites. These 2015 rules classified ISPs as Title II services, a category with strict federal oversight. 45’s FCC Chairman Ajit Pai plans to soften this classification to a Title I service, which will allow ISPs the freedom to offer tiered internet service that gets better the more you pay. The agency hasn’t said when they will release and finalize their proposal, but word is out it could be as soon as December.
Meanwhile, Republicans in the House of Representatives are fighting to loosen ISP rules, arguing that regulation reduces innovation and has a negative effect on investment — though there is no evidence of this. And they’re eager to pass legislation so they can stop worrying that the rules will flip every time the White House changes hands. Tomorrow’s House Judiciary subcommittee hearing is another step towards rolling back these critical regulations.
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