Australia  

Celebrating 10 Years of Trusted News Discovery
One News Page
> > >

Democratic House Votes to Restore Net Neutrality - But There’s a Long Road Ahead

One News Page Staff Thursday, 11 April 2019
Democratic House Votes to Restore Net Neutrality - But There’s a Long Road Aheadby 👨‍💻 Adam Yardley

The US House of Representatives has voted to bring the Obama-era Net Neutrality rules back into law following months of speculation. However, with the bill set to undergo further dissection via the Senate and White House, where Republican interests largely outweigh Democrat ones, it will remain to be seen whether or not the standards actively travel back into law any time soon.

Net Neutrality laws were ushered in during Barack Obama’s Presidency in an effort to make internet access fairer for all. Such rules advised that internet service providers such as Verizon, AT&T and others would not be permitted to slow down or block US internet users’ access to certain websites. The rules were widely accepted by many in the technology industry – however, following Donald Trump’s ascension to US President in 2016, Federal Communications Commission head Ajit Pai and others worked to repeal the laws as a result of concerns over the effect it may have had on investment.

According to the Washington Post, the House’s move to usher Net neutrality back into US law is just the first early step it could take to protect internet access for millions of US citizens. It’s been noted that President Trump’s advisors have encouraged the Commander-in-Chief to veto the law should it reach his level. There is also strong opposition to the bill from Republicans, who make up the majority of the Senate.

The proposal by the House passed by a majority of 232 to 190, and it would aim to reinstate blocks on leading ISPs in the US as soon as possible. However, with both the Senate and the White House potentially standing in the way of such a bill, it seems that any chance of getting Net Neutrality back into US law may depend on getting Democrat majorities in both Houses, as well as a President into the White House.

Net Neutrality Bill Not Expected To Pass in the Senate
Net Neutrality Bill Not Expected To Pass in the Senate [video: Newsy Studio]

It will therefore remain to be seen whether or not those currently looking to run for the Democratic Presidential nomination will make Net Neutrality a key focus of their potential campaigns in 2020. It will likely be a big draw for those who are invested in keeping US internet access fair and level, though those invested – quite literally – in private sector investment may see things a little differently. Therefore, it may be some time until we see Net Neutrality make a strong comeback, if at all.

0
shares
ShareTweetSavePostSend
 
Credit: Wochit - Published < > Embed
News video: House Votes To Restore Net Neutrality Rules

House Votes To Restore Net Neutrality Rules 00:29

A big step today was taken toward the restoration of net neutrality regulations when the U.S. House of Representatives voted to approve the Save the Internet Act this week. Digital Trends reports that the act also known as HR 1644, the Save the Internet Act is a bill intended “to restore the open...

Recent related videos from verified sources

The Equality Act Passes In the House Of Representatives [Video]The Equality Act Passes In the House Of Representatives

According to Business Insider, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Equality Act, which makes sweeping reforms to the Civil Rights Act to include protections for LGBTQ Americans. The bill..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:36Published

White House Delays Tariffs On Imported Cars And Parts [Video]White House Delays Tariffs On Imported Cars And Parts

According to Reuters, The White House said on Friday that President Donald Trump is delaying a decision for as long as six months on whether to impose tariffs on imported cars and parts to allow for..

Credit: Wochit Business     Duration: 00:42Published

Jones Says She'll Likely Push To Protect Abortion Rights [Video]Jones Says She'll Likely Push To Protect Abortion Rights

Maryland's new House speaker said Thursday she will "most likely" push to protect abortion rights in the state's constitution next year, as her predecessor sought to do this year.

Credit: CBS Dallas Digital     Duration: 00:23Published

Start Visualizing the Home Remodel of Your Dreams [Video]Start Visualizing the Home Remodel of Your Dreams

For today’s homeowners, the remodeling possibilities are endless. To showcase some of the best remodels in the Milwaukee area, 15 local homes will be open for tours this weekend during the 20th..

Credit: TODAY’S TMJ4     Duration: 05:05Published

Trump Says 'Good Chance' Democrats Will Back Immigration Plan [Video]Trump Says 'Good Chance' Democrats Will Back Immigration Plan

On Friday, President Donald Trump said there was a “good chance” Democrats would back his immigration and border protection plans. According to Reuters, in a series of early-morning tweets, Trump..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:56Published

Baby Rides on Robotic Vacuum Sitting in a Plastic Container [Video]Baby Rides on Robotic Vacuum Sitting in a Plastic Container

This adorable baby rode on a robotic vacuum cleaner seated comfortably inside a plastic container. They moved around the house with an amused look on their face. 

Credit: Jukin Media     Duration: 00:09Published

House Fire Under Investigation In Kensington [Video]House Fire Under Investigation In Kensington

One person was injured.

Credit: CBS 3 Philly     Duration: 00:22Published

Bill Shorten Lays Flowers in Tribute to Bob Hawke at Sydney Opera House [Video]Bill Shorten Lays Flowers in Tribute to Bob Hawke at Sydney Opera House

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten left a floral tribute and letter to the former Prime Minister Bob Hawke at the steps of the Sydney Opera House on May 17. Hawke, who died on May 16 at the age of 89, had..

Credit: Rumble     Duration: 00:15Published

You Might Like


Other recent news in World

AUSTRALIA's longest-serving Labor PM Bob Hawke diesBOB HAWKE: The rambunctious rogue who led Australia
TAIWAN gay marriage: Parliament legalises same-sex unions'BIG BANG THEORY' star Johnny Galecki admits he was the only one to have sex in his dressing room
•More original news reports from One News Page
Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2019 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  In the News  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? FeedbackSend us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest
One News® is a registered trademark of One News Page Ltd.