Democrats introduce legislation to stop net neutrality repeal

Democrats introduce legislation to stop net neutrality repeal
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Democrats finally introduced a resolution on Tuesday that would reverse the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality repeal. 

Although it’s been long-promised, lawmakers couldn’t take action until the Federal Communications Commission officially released legislation last week that overturns net neutrality, The Hill reports. Now that it’s in the Federal Register, it opens a 60 legislative day window for Congress to shut it down. Otherwise, the repeal will take effect. 

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Led by Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, the plan would use the Congressional Review Act — the law that lets Congress overturn agency rules with a simple majority vote — to reverse the ironically named Restoring Internet Freedom order. The order repealed Obama-era rules that kept internet providers from throttling speeds and creating internet “fast lanes.”  Read more…

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