Net Neutrality repeal effective starting on April 23

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Given that he backed the FCC's repeal of net neutrality provisions, the chances of that happening seem slim right now.

"We won't waste a minute in our fight to protect net neutrality because it's our mission to ensure the internet is a global public resource, open and accessible to all", Mozilla wrote on its blog. The White House Office of Management and Budget still must sign off on aspects of the reversal before it takes effect. In the House, Doyle has 143 Democratic co-sponsors for a measure.

"I will continue to fight aggressively to stop the FCC's blatant, un-American attack on a free and open internet". Against all the odds, the bill is collecting co-sponsors and even Republican support, and it now looks like it has a realistic chance of getting the votes to pass through the Senate.

The document itself, while excruciatingly long and full of jargon, is rather polemical for an explanation of regulations in the Federal Register.

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Why the actual publication of the repeal matters is because it is only now that states and internet freedom organizations can start taking legal action.

Free Press also filed one of several preliminary lawsuits challenging the FCC's overturning of the 2015 rules.

The rollback of net neutrality might not make much of a different to some states, however.

Eric Schneiderman, New York Attorney General, is leading the lawsuit for the twenty states. Other court challenges are expected against the agency's rule.

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Finally comes the line in the sand: "We therefore preempt any state or local measures that would effectively impose rules or requirements that we have repealed or made a decision to refrain from imposing in this order or that would impose more stringent requirements for any aspect of broadband service that we address in this order". But it remains to be seen. Federal Communications Commission, 18-1054 and State of NY v.

The FCC and its chairman, Ajit Pai, have been under fire over the past few months, making the controversial decision to end Net Neutrality rules in a speedy 3-2 vote this past December, which would overturn rules on the Internet that would allow service providers to charge more for certain content. "It might not be called Net neutrality, but (it will address) what role should government have in this powerful new medium of the Internet". Without these rules, Internet service providers may force websites to pay fees for faster Internet speeds, while limiting consumers' ability to access the Internet content of their choice.

On the other side, technology firms including Google's parent company Alphabet Inc and Facebook have thrown their weight behind the congressional bid to reverse the net neutrality repeal.

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