Republicans, Democrats debate bill to restore net neutrality

Boston Statehouse

A debate Tuesday on a bill to restore rules regarding net neutrality, some Democrats have announced legislation to restore net neutrality.

Republicans and Democrats met Tuesday in a House hearing on the Democrats’ plan to restore net neutrality protections.

The hearing before a subcommittee of the “House Energy and Commerce Committee House” examined the “Save the Internet Act”, which Democrats introduced last week in the House and Senate.

The bill would essentially reinstate a set of rules passed by the FCC in 2015 that prohibited broadband companies from blocking, slowing down or charging extra for websites and services. 

The rules were repealed in 2017 after Republicans took control of the White House and the FCC.

This is still an on-going fight to restore net neutrality. 

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