U.S. Representative Endorses Vote To Enshrine Net Neutrality

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We are aware that on June 11, the 2015 Open Internet Order or Title II will say goodbye. That is why different officials who enshrine net neutrality are making haste to pass their proposed measures.

Democrat Rep. Ben Ray Luján (NM) released a statement following an endorsement of a discharge petition. He would like to push a vote in the House regarding a bill that he cosponsored with to ascertain an unfettered and open internet.

He said in a statement, “I stand with the American public in support of a free and open internet, which has revolutionized the way we do business, changed how we learn and communicate with loved ones, and expanded our ability to access information. We must keep this innovative spirit alive and protect consumers by preventing internet service providers from blocking or discriminating against internet content.”

Rep. Luján cosponsored H.J.Res. 129 earlier this year. Democrat Rep. Mike Doyle introduced the bill to overturn the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality. If the discharge petition will be able to gather 218 signatures, there is going to be a floor vote for the said bill.

Chairman Ajit Pai and his agency voted December of last year to dismantle net neutrality and was favored. Because of that decision, many people, officials, organizations, industries and sectors from different parts of the US that enshrine net neutrality took actions.

Conducted polls suggest that 80% of the Republicans support net neutrality. Democrat support is even much more because almost everyone is already aware that the Internet is an essential part of the constitutional right to free speech. However, Pres. Trump appointed Pai to become the federal agency’s boss. He and his agency are now under probe for providing misleading information to reporters over the cyber attack issues on net neutrality comments.

The American law suggested that the Congress can undertake such measures to decline or defy any rules made by federal agencies such as the FCC. The Senate has passed the CRA vote to enshrine net neutrality. It will now move to the Republican-led House of Representatives. Residents of any states who know the value of net neutrality can persuade their own representatives to support net neutrality protections and retain free speech.

Net neutrality proponent groups, Fight for the Future, Free Press Action Fund, and Demand Progress proclaimed intentions of holding a mass online actions slated on June 11. It would be the same day that the FCC’s dismantling of net neutrality will officially take effect.

Various groups following the BattleForTheNet.com have warned the legislators to sign the discharge petition and support the CRA resolution to before its effective date. If they do not do so, they will become the spot of a summer activism campaign which includes ad buys, small-business pressure,  in-district protests, and not to mention a barrage of furious citizens.

Internet users can still enjoy the benefits of net neutrality without the aggression, fear, and diversification. The Decenternet network instead uses technology to answer all these concerns. Even if net neutrality protections are gone, the platform will still empower and protect the free speech of the customers. It will treat all contents equally and provide unlimited access so that users will still be able to communicate freely online.


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