Dems Look to Courts, Midterms as Pai Readies Net Neutrality Rollback

Hundreds of protests like this one in New York fight for net neutrality

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. On Tuesday, the City Council joined elected officials across the country with a signed letter opposing the Federal Communications Commission's upcoming vote that could end the current net-neutrality laws.

Pai responded to the backlash by calling out celebrities who have criticized his plan and social media companies that he claims are a greater threat to internet speech than broadband providers.

"We don't believe that internet service providers, the big companies ought to be able to just dictate what content is seen".

In addition to removing the FCC's restrictions on how broadband companies can handle web traffic, his plan would put the Federal Trade Commission, a consumer protection agency, in charge of policing internet providers.

Against Me!, Bassnectar, Colin Hay, Atmosphere, the Glitch Mob and Run the Jewels' Trackstar the DJ were also among the signers of the open letter, which argued that killing net neutrality would allow "telecom giants" to monopolize internet access as well as be the arbiters of what is accessible.

Without net neutrality, internet service providers will have the ability to limit our online rights through the use of blocking sites, intentionally slowing down speeds and having us hand over our wallets to view only certain sites - not including adding on costs for monthly subscriptions such as Netflix.

The fight over fake comments is a new front in a almost year-long long tussle over whether a rollback of landmark Internet regulations will hurt or help consumers. A year prior to this, Verizon teamed up with Discover and Barclay to form another mobile payment system called Isis (now called Softcard). "IA and its members will continue our fight to preserve the 2015 Order and its strong, enforceable net neutrality protections". Internet providers blocked people from sending emails and blocked certain sites.

For now, Congress won't settle the debate with legislation imposing net neutrality on broadband providers or extending similar regulations to tech companies, the lawmakers said.

If Pai's plan is passed as expected, Free Press and other groups have hinted at trying to overturn it with a lawsuit, but until then the pressure will likely increase for the FCC and Congress. Those in favor of the net neutrality say that this freedom is one of the main reasons we've seen so much innovation on the internet over the last two decades - think Google, Twitter, Amazon, Instagram and so on. I urge you to protect them. For starters, we can call the FCC at 1-888-225-5322 and tell them we support keeping net neutrality.

The parish will make their vote on whether to oppose net neutrality rollbacks during their meeting on Thursday.

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