Released: April 11, 2019
Net neutrality bill sails through the House but faces uncertain future
Source: Tony Romm & Brian Fung, Washington Post (Paid Registration)
House lawmakers approved a Democrat-backed bill that would restore rules requiring AT&T, Verizon and other Internet providers to treat all Web traffic equally, marking an early step toward reversing one of the most significant deregulatory moves of the Trump era. The House’s proposal, would reinstate federal regulations that had banned broadband providers from blocking or slowing down customers’ access to websites.
But the net neutrality measure is likely to stall from here, given strong Republican opposition in the GOP-controlled Senate and the White House.
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