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Democrats file to force vote on net neutrality rules

May 10, 2018

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Senate Democrats have officially filed for a review of the lifting of so-called “net neutrality” rules under the Congressional Review Act, even as the Federal Communications Commission gave notice that Title II regulation of internet service providers is set to end on June 11.

Once Title II regulations are lifted, internet service providers will be allowed to throttle, block traffic or charge more for various internet content so long as they disclose the practice to consumers. The FCC repealed the rules in a 3-2 party-line vote last December.

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement issued today that “On June 11, these unnecessary and harmful Internet regulations will be repealed and the bipartisan, light-touch approach that served the online world well for nearly 20 years will be restored.

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