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Dems Will Try to Resurrect Net Neutrality Bill in April

Dems Will Try to Resurrect Net Neutrality Bill in April

(CQ Roll Call via AP)

By    |   Monday, 18 March 2019 06:15 PM

The Democrat-led House chamber will vote on restoring net neutrality next month, according to The Hill.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer on Monday sent a letter to fellow Democrats regarding the Save the Internet Act, a bill that will be taken up on the House floor at some point during the week of April 8.

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted in 2017 to scrap net neutrality, which required internet service providers to treat all internet data the same. Led by Republican chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC overturned net neutrality by a 3-2, party-line vote.

The Save the Internet Act was unveiled earlier this month. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said at the time the bill would benefit the American public.

"Supporting this bill means supporting our democracy, ensuring that the voices of the public are heard, their will is respected, and the internet remains free and open to all," Pelosi said.

One reason why the FCC voted down net neutrality was to stop the ban on providers blocking or slowing internet content and offering paid "fast lanes."

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