Net Neutrality Ends Tomorrow, FCC On Track To Remove Rules As Scheduled

Net neutrality ends this Monday June 11th motion to keep it alive could die in the House

This coming Monday, June 11th, net neutrality is scheduled to be phased out. Despite efforts from state officials and members of Congress, there will now be fewer rules governing how Internet providers can operate.

In May, congress overturned the repeal with a bipartisan vote in the Senate.

The order required the approval of the Office of Management and Budget, which the FCC announced receiving last month.

Pai says he believes the net neutrality rules adopted during the Obama administration discourage internet providers from making investments in their network to provide better, faster online access. It may also make it harder for the next generation of online services to compete if they have to pay up to be placed in a so-called internet fast lane.

As of late May, 29 state legislatures had introduced bills meant to ensure net neutrality, according to the National Conference of State Legislatures.

While it seems inevitable that net neutrality will end tomorrow, not much will likely happen at first. However, you might not see any immediate changes today.

More than 20 states have filed a lawsuit to stop the net neutrality repeal. Several states, including New Jersey, Washington, Oregon and California, have gone so far as to push legislation to enforce the principles of net neutrality within their borders. Per a report from Slate, governors in both NY and Montana have signed executive orders to keep net neutrality in place.

The CRA passed by the Senate aims to reverse the misleadingly titled "Restoring Internet Freedom Order" that was passed by the Trump-era FCC, led by chairman Ajit Pai. Per the net neutrality order, states can not enact any legislation that attempts to circumvent the repeal. In addition, states can not "make their own internet policy" under current federal law.

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