12 December 2015

GOP Again Tries to Kill Net Neutrality With Spending Bill Rider

by Karl Bode

The GOP continues to try and gut net neutrality using fine print. Republicans have buried an anti-net neutrality rider into a government spending bill that would prohibit the Federal Communications Commission from enforcing the agency's open Internet rules. Those rules were voted on in February and went into effect in June, though they're currently being challenged by ISPs in court.

With the government running on a stopgap funding measure that expires December 11, Congressional ISP allies are hoping to use the urgency to kill net neutrality.


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