Shot Clock to Kill Net Neutrality Begins
On Monday, the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules were finally published in the Federal Register, starting a 60-day shot clock to kill the rules before they become law on November 20. Net Neutrality, which regulates how service providers manage network data, represents the government’s first major foray into micromanaging the Internet. And, as we’ve pointed out before, the FCC approved the rules without showing of consumer harm or legal justification.
Already, the U.S. House has passed a joint resolution (H.J. Res. 37) that would nullify the regulations. The Senate now has 60 days to send the measure to President Obama’s desk. The pressure will then be on the President to veto the new, burdensome rules. At the same time, carriers Verizon and Metro PCS are poised to re-file lawsuits and send the rules back to court, where an earlier iteration was already shot down in early 2010.
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