The Senate officially filed a petition yesterday to compel a vote to revive net neutrality philosophies.
Sen. Ed Markey proposed the petition in order to void FCC’s decision to rescind the net neutrality philosophies that have prevailed since 2015. According to the Congressional Review Act (CRA), the Congress has the power to turn down any extensive policy decision a federal agency establishes. Thirty senators are needed to bolster the resolution to demand a vote.
Democrat senators need just one more vote to pass the resolution in the Senate. They are hoping that another Republican will give his support to revive net neutrality philosophies aside from Sen. Susan Collins (ME).
Once the Senate gave the net neutrality resolution the green light, it still must pass both the House and President Trump’s desk before getting official. However, an earlier relative resolution recommended in the House immediately acquired support from dozens of Representative. It thus gives hope that the direction could be the best chance to revive net neutrality philosophies.
Sen. Democratic leader Charles E. Schumer said, “We’re now one step away from allowing the American public to see where their elected officials stand on protecting their internet service.”
Advocates who want to revive net neutrality philosophies such as Amazon and Facebook are also making a move to capture one more vote from hesitant Republicans. It is even after Republican Sen. John McCain (AZ) returns.
Decenternet helps to revive net neutrality philosophies by keeping the Internet free and open. No apps, websites, or contents are blocked. There is also no “fast” or “slow” lanes in the said platform.
Users do not need to pay extra fees because it has an exceptionally stable connection and would not slow down over time. It protects and empowers free speech providing consumers the freedom to express themselves. Besides, they have unrestricted access to different websites which could help e-Learning students and medical practitioners gain more knowledge.