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Wed Jan 27, 2021, 11:32 AM

Pressure builds on Biden, Democrats to revive net neutrality rules

Washington Post
By Tony Romm
Jan. 27, 2021 at 8:00 a.m. EST

More than three years ago, Jessica Rosenworcel could only react in horror as her Republican counterparts on the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the U.S. government’s net neutrality rules.

“There is no shortage of people who believe Washington is not listening to their concerns, their fears and their desires,” Rosenworcel, a Democratic member of the FCC, said in a speech at the time. “Add this agency to the list.”

Now, Rosenworcel controls the very commission she once criticized for failing to heed the public’s outcry. And her stewardship — along with Democrats’ broader resurgence in Washington — has brought new, sky-high expectations that the party deliver on its past promises, restore open-Internet protections and resolve one of the most intractable policy battles in the digital age.

For more than two decades, Democrats and Republicans have warred over net neutrality, the idea that Internet providers should treat all Web traffic equally. At a time when the pandemic has forced Americans to learn and work online, Democrats see the Internet as an indispensable utility and stress that in some cases, it should be regulated like one. Republicans generally balk at that approach, siding with telecom giants including AT&T, Comcast and Verizon that say they believe in the principles of Internet openness — but oppose stiff federal rules to enforce them.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/27/net-neutrality-biden-fcc/

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2021, 11:33 AM

1. You bet!

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Wed Jan 27, 2021, 11:39 AM

2. A little bit of sanity can go a long way.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2021, 11:51 AM

3. Comcast and their ilk should be broken up so they no longer wield power.

Reinstating Net Neutrality legislatively is a good first step.

It shouldn't be up to FCC corpocrats to decide every time we change presidents.

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Response to Wicked Blue (Original post)

Wed Jan 27, 2021, 02:08 PM

4. Oh nose! How will President Biden and The Democrats respond to this "pressure"? I'm

sure that WaPo will let us know!

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