Enlarge / Protestors object to FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to eliminate net neutrality rules before Pai’s appearance at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC, on May 5, 2017.
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Republicans in Congress are continuing to push a net neutrality law that would preempt state net neutrality rules and let Internet service providers charge online services for prioritized access to Internet users.
The Open Internet Preservation Act would prohibit ISPs from blocking or throttling lawful Internet content but clear the way for paid prioritization or “fast lanes.”
US Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) declared that “some cable companies and content providers aren’t going to be happy with this bill because it prohibits them from blocking and throttling Web content.”
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