Thursday, 17 May 2018

Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality

quote [ Senate Joint Resolution 52 officially disapproves the rule under the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to undo recently created rules by federal agencies. It will have to pass in the House as well and then be signed by the president for the old rules to be restored (that or a two-thirds majority, which is equally unlikely). ]

Not holding my breath that this is anything but midterm posturing, but - at least step one got accomplished.
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[by knumbknutz@4:21pmGMT]


Hugh E. said @ 5:58pm GMT on 17th May
Presented with detailed arguments from both supporters and opponents of the repeal plan, before being asked where they stood on the rules, 83 percent of respondents overall favored keeping net neutrality, including 75 percent of Republicans, 89 percent of Democrats and 86 percent of independents.

But, hey, erasing Obama is so much more important.
steele said @ 9:13pm GMT on 17th May
Not everything is about erasing Obama. Sometimes capitalistic governments like to commoditize freedom and privacy just for fun.
bbqkink said @ 10:32pm GMT on 17th May
the circus said @ 2:03am GMT on 20th May
Am I missing something though? It'll pass the House with equal fanfare, then the president won't sign it and that'll be that. No more net neutrality. Pai's already cleaned up after the victory parties and is on to enacting the changes.
steele said @ 2:53am GMT on 20th May
Well, for one thing, it probably won't pass the house. :D

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