Democrats and Senator Maria Cantwell Request Senate to Work on Save the Internet Act Net Neutrality Bill
Earlier this year in April, The Save the Internet Act was approved by the Representatives of US House. The bill would reserve the net neutrality consumer protections of the Federal Communications Commission’s 2017. The bill could enable broadband service providers to ensure no blocking of websites, restricting of web traffic, or pay for prioritization takes place.
The legislation was passed by the House, but Senate Republican members failed to propel it for discussion. So, on June 11, Washington State Senators, Maria Cantwell, ED Markey, and Ron Wyden urged the US Senate Leader Mitch McConnell to act on the net neutrality bill, consider it for discussion on the Senate floor and bring it to vote.
In 2017, Federal Communications Commissions (FCC) Chairman Pai’s canceled the Save the Internet rules and neglected millions of American citizens who supported the legislation.
Cantwell mentioned: “The House of Representatives has done its job- it has basically protected the internet, and taken an initiative,” Cantwell added: “It’s time for Leader McConnel to put the big cable companies out here for a debate on the Senate floor, and hold them accountable.”
Prior to this in the day, members of internet rights advocacy groups submitted a letter signed by millions of American people to the administration of McConnel, in order to support the net neutrality legislation.
Same members of the internet rights groups along with tech startup firms also delivered separate letters to McConnel’s office requesting him to bring the Save the Internet Act for a vote.
Markey on the Senate floor started by mentioning a similar move approved in the Senate, in 2017 at the time of Congressional Review Act that was passed with bipartisan support. Representatives of both parties, members of consumer protection advocates and public interest, small businesses and tech firms believe that Congress should vote for net neutrality legislation and pass it in order to preserve net neutrality rule.
The Save, the Internet Act, is a strong, bipartisan rule, with the advance process and assists in replacing the net neutrality protections that are accepted by voters and other party members within the internet world. The Save the Internet net neutrality Act, precisely the one Americans were looking for that.
Senator Cantwell mentioned, “The American people know better, literally. It doesn’t matter what political affiliation you have, and the majority of Americans all oppose repealing protections that make for an open internet.”
Cantwell further highlighted, one year passed, and we understand what is taking place in the internet ecosystem, United States Senate can only do one thing, and that is to vote in order to safeguard users from cable firm’s massive fee. The only reason we have gathered here because we understood over the year and know what will happen in the future. Companies that are implementing such things are allowing users to pay more. We know that around 20 million Americans have extended their support and informed the FCC for a powerful internet protection law.
KEXP radio station firm of Seattle one of several companies to sign a letter and submit it to the US Senate leader. The letter cites as follows, American citizens are worthy and deserves an appropriate protection rule, that safeguard’s net neutrality, guarantees for powerful broadband competition and enhances access. Americans don’t require large firms and cable to manage what people see or say or do on the internet.