By John Eggerton, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 4-3-19
After over nine hours of debate, mostly failed amendments, and delays, legislation that would re-regulate internet access by reinstating the FCC‘s 2015 Open Internet Order’s Title II-based net neutrality rules is on its way to a vote in the full House next week, where it is likely to pass.
Those rules were rolled back by the FCC under current chairman Ajit Pai.
An amended version of the Save the Internet Act (HR 1644) was approved by the House Energy & Commerce Committee Wednesday (April 3) on a party-line vote. The vote approving the amended version was 30 to 22, and on favorably referring the underlying bill, as amended, to the House, was also 30 to 22. » Read More