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Congressional Democrats Introduce Net Neutrality Bill
Senate and House Democrats introduce a bill to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules and to give the FCC authority over broadband networks.
(CNET) Democrats on Capitol Hill on Thursday introduced legislation that could restore net neutrality and the authority of the Federal Communications Commission to regulate broadband.
With President Joe Biden’s pick to be the fifth commissioner at the FCC stalled, two Senate Democrats introduced the Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act, which would codify Obama-era net neutrality rules repealed under President Donald Trump’s administration. The renewed effort to pass a federal net neutrality law is being led in the Senate by Sens. Edward J. Markey from Massachusetts and Ron Wyden from Oregon, according to a press release put out by Markey’s office Thursday. Rep. Doris Matsui, a Democrat from California, is introducing companion legislation in the House…Read the rest