Here’s What Comes Next in the Fight to Save Net Neutrality


THE GOP-LED FEDERAL Communications Commission this week released the first details of its long-anticipated plan to roll-back Obama-era net neutrality protections. The good news for net neutrality advocates: You can already voice your official displeasure on the FCC’s proposal. The bad news: It’s quite possible no one will listen. The FCC’s Republican commissioners never supported the net neutrality rules, and they’re not likely to change their minds. Still, the fight to save net neutrality isn’t over.

Technically, nothing has been formally proposed. What FCC chair Ajit Pai has filed is what’s called a “notice of proposed rulemaking”—basically, a call for feedback from experts and the public about what the FCC should actually do. Before the notice is even formal, the FCC must approve it.

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