Monday, April 08, 2019

U.S. House to vote on net neutrality bill on Tuesday and White House says President will veto it if passed.

 The White House on Monday threatened to veto House Democrats’ Net Neutrality bill to reinstate net neutrality pre Trump FCC rules as the legislation heads toward a vote tomorrow.

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said on Monday that Trump administration “strongly opposes” the Save the Internet Act, It does have a vast citizen support. The reversal of Net neutrality by Trump Administration was a win for internet providers such as Comcast Corp, AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc, but opposed by companies like Facebook Inc, Inc, Alphabet Inc. and a major share of general public

The new legislative effort by Democrats would put the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) 2015 rules back into effect. The Trump administration FCC voted to repeal the Obama-era rules at the end of 2017.

Those rules prohibited internet service providers from blocking, throttling or prioritizing web traffic. Republicans have long opposed the 2015 order because it opened up the broadband industry to greater oversight from the FCC.

The House could vote on the bill as early as Tuesday.


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