Democrats force Senate vote on net neutrality repeal
Democrats force Senate vote on net neutrality repeal
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09 January, 2018, 00:44
A Senate bill aiming to restore net neutrality after the Federal Communication Commission's (FCC) decision to repeal it in December, received its 30th co-sponsor on Monday. On Monday, the bill garnered the support of seven additional co-sponsors, guaranteeing that the Senate will vote on the proposal.
While Democrats have reached a crucial threshold for bringing the bill to vote on the Senate floor, it's unlikely to pass since Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
The battle over net neutrality has raged for over a decade in the FCC and the courts, with both sides contending they represent "internet freedom".
"The final version of Chairman Pai's rule, as expected, dismantles popular net neutrality protections for consumers", IA President Michael Beckerman said. As enacted in 2015, net neutrality secures the existence of an open internet, where internet service providers (ISPs) don't hold the power to block sites and throttle prices with their changing corporate desires.
GoPro exits the drone business, confirms job cuts
There have also been issues with some products, including the recall of its Karma aerial camera in 2016, after unexpected crashes. Together with the tough legal positions in the U.S. and Europe, said GoPro , "these factors make the aerial market untenable".
Other public interest groups, including Free Press and Public Knowledge, along with some start-ups, announced plans to challenge the commission's move weeks ago, but the Internet Association had been undecided about how to respond. The sponsors for the resolution include 29 Democrats and Bernie Sanders, an independent who votes with the Democrats. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress can overrule any regulation issued by a government agency with a simple majority. A tie vote would likely mean the deciding vote would be cast by VP Mike Pence, dooming the resolution. Under the terms of the CRA, the Senate has 60 days from when the FCC passed the rule to review it.
The repeal of net neutrality could destroy the existing free internet in the U.S.as we know it. However, it is going to force Republicans to take a highly unpopular vote in an election year if they don't choose to protect net neutrality.
Washington state lawmakers, anticipating the repeal to net neutrality rules, hope to force broadband companies to disclose accurate information about the price and speed of their services, while also preventing those companies from creating so-called "fast lanes" for consumers who pay more.
"Supporting net neutrality should be a no-brainer for members of Congress, whose constituents from across the political spectrum are united in their opposition to the Trump FCC's attack on the open internet", Matt Wood, Free Press' Action Fund policy director, said in a statement.
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The engine also features standard auto start-stop tech. - It can tow up to 11,400 pounds and has a 2,020-pound payload capacity. Ford expects the F-150 to get 30 miles per gallon on the highway with the new 3.0-litre V6 diesel and a 10-speed transmission.
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He did not call plays until late this season, but has drawn praise for his work with Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith. In 2015, he was promoted to co-offensive coordinator and then became the sole offensive coordinator in 2017.
Immigration advocates say that ending the protections will cause major issues for El Salvador, a country of 6.2 million people. This decision will harm almost 200,000 Salvadoran TPS holders, and their over 190,000 USA citizen children.
In response to Trump's move, Egypt publicly said the decision was a violation of worldwide resolutions on the city's status. Ashraf al-Kholi, had urged hosts to persuade viewers to accept Trump's decision. "We have enough on our plate as you know".
Toronto-based Atwood wasn't at the Golden Globes due to "age-related energy depletion", as she tweeted on Saturday. Women's rights activists had already started dressing up as Handmaid's Tale characters as part of their protests.
The striking art features Lawrence's lead character, awash in red , with the title standing out in stark white text. In another, she turns on the very men who shattered her life when she becomes more powerful than they realize.
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Justin Timberlake bringing 'Man of the Woods' tour to Chicago
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