Where We Stand: A Last Chance on Net Neutrality


Democrats in the Senate are using the CRA as a potential method of removing the rules the FCC voted for in December and returning to 2015's Open Internet Order and strong net neutrality rules.

This project was organized in order to support the upcoming vote in Congress. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and other senators are filing the petition for a vote on net neutrality repeal.

Sen. Brian Schantz (D-Hawaii) said the CRA vote will get "every member of the Senate on the record" about their stance on net neutrality. Only one more vote is needed in the Senate to pass a resolution and send it to the House of Representatives.

The measure would then go to the House, where Republicans have a larger majority. Susan Collins, but it is widely believed that the measure would fail in the GOP-held House.

"There are a number of Republican senators who have shown an openness to potentially voting yes, and I know those Republican senators will take notice of all the constituent calls and emails they will receive today and in the coming days", Markey said. The maneuver is necessary because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has not indicated any interest in bringing the resolution, which was introduced by Sen.

Other Republicans and conservative activists who oppose the net neutrality regulations as heavy-handed government oversight have branded the effort a political stunt.

The fight in Congress to save net neutrality has officially begun.

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Senate Democrats and many users disagree with the Trump administration's decision to overturn the Obama-era regulations.

Net neutrality supporters say a window of opportunity still exists because the FCC has not moved to finalize its new rule that overturns the old rule.

The list of websites participating in the protest include some of the web's most popular destinations, including Reddit, Tinder, Tumblr, Etsy, Pornhub, OK Cupid, GitHub, Wikimedia, and whole bunch more.

If successful, the Democrats' resolution would prevent the deregulation of the broadband industry and maintain rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.

One after another, 15 Democratic senators - almost a third of their caucus - stepped to a microphone on Capitol Hill on Wednesday to call for tough rules to protect net neutrality.

A full floor vote in the Senate on the net neutrality CRA must happen before June 12.