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Friday, December 21, 2018

The vast majority of the American public supports federal net neutrality rules, which bar internet service providers (ISPs) from prioritizing or throttling access to certain online content. However, most Republicans and a handful of telecom-backed Democrats in the U.S. House are blocking a vote on a Senate-approved Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution to restore the repealed Obama-era regulations.

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16 Democrats who haven't yet signed the discharge petition for the CRA: Reps. Brandon Boyle (Pa.), Robert Brady (Pa.), G.K. Butterfield (N.C.), Matt Cartwright (Pa.), Jim Costa (Calif.), Henry Cueller (Texas), Dwight Evans (Pa.), Vicente Gonzalez (Texas), Josh Gottheimer (N.J.), Gene Green (Texas), Tom O'Halleran (Ariz.), Brad Schneider (Ill.), David Scott (Ga.), Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.), Filemon Vela (Texas), and Pete Visclosky (Ind.).

To pass, the CRA needs every Democrat and at least 20 Republicans to sign on before the Friday deadline

#1 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-12-21 08:15 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Any idea how this will affect security of the internet?
I'm well aware of the corporate issues, and how our internet could turn into what other countries have with throttling and pay to use certain websites and features :(.

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2018-12-21 09:51 AM | Reply

The Dems should offer Trump his 5 billion to buy back net neutrality.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-12-21 10:10 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"telecom lobbyists peddle weak legislation that undermines NetNeutrality while claiming to save it."

Telcom lobbyists wrote the Open Internet Order people are trying to restore.

#4 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-21 10:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#2 | Posted by GOnoles92

From my perspective it won't change anything security wise.

Specifically Malware: ISPs already monitor traffic and have for years. Charter used to shut down infected computers. But the malware authors got smarter and it isn't as easy to detect anymore. There are blacklists for domains and IPs out there.

Also I now recommend Cloudflare's DNS service 1.1.1.1 (backup is 1.0.0.1) look into it. Faster internet and supposed to be more secure. Cloudflare's main business is as aCDN (Content Delivery Network) Service to many of the biggest players in the internet. CDN's Distribute files across the internet geographically so access to them is faster and there is less congestion of traffic.

#5 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-12-21 02:40 PM | Reply

"telecom lobbyists peddle weak legislation that undermines NetNeutrality while claiming to save it."
Telcom lobbyists wrote the Open Internet Order people are trying to restore.

#4 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

Citation neeeded

And why would it matter? They are attacking it now.

#6 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-12-21 03:02 PM | Reply

There is no hope of saving it at this time in all honesty. One can only hope that the next administration will bring it back.

#7 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-12-21 03:05 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

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