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FCC Chairman Backs Out of CES 2018 Appearance

FCC Chairman Backs Out of CES 2018 Appearance

Companies like Facebook, Google, and Twitter supported the 2015 rules.

It's not beyond the realm of possibility, though, that the cancellation may have been due in part to the FCC's decision to kill net neutrality past year and the subsequent outrage it caused - helped in no small part by Pai's decision to be a condescending pillock to his detractors ahead of the vote.

SB822 would try to use state Public Utilities Commission regulations governing telecommunications companies to force them to adhere to net neutrality rules.

THE WORDS: In an emailed statement on December 14: "We do not block, throttle or otherwise interfere with consumers' desire to go where they want on the Internet". At CES, the audience was likely to strongly oppose Pai's rulings. "They say that, as a matter of internal policy, they adhere to net neutrality".

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, right, stands with FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, center, as part of an unsuccessful campaign to delay the FCC's vote that ultimately repealed net neutrality. There's also evidence to suggest that automated bots generated a large number of submissions.

Even supporters of state legislation on net neutrality think this may go too far.

Sacramento - Today, Senator Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) will introduce legislation to establish net neutrality protections in California.

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On Thursday, the FCC released the final text of the Restoring Internet Freedom order. Legal challenges to the repeal are being planned. Just last month, more than a dozen states asked the Supreme Court to block a California law that required egg sellers to abide to certain guidelines in their treatment of hens, arguing it attempts to regulate industry in other states. That won't be easy to achieve given the deep political divisions that exist on the issue and the lobbying power of the big Internet providers. "In short, it's a freer and more open Internet". Ahead of this, the FCC has produced a draft "memorandum ..."

Under the Congressional Review Act, the FCC decision can be overturned by a simple majority vote in both houses of Congress.

The CRA allows Congress to overrule decisions made by federal agencies. But given the political divide in Washington over net neutrality, this initiative has a slim chance of success.

Yes I already voted Net Neutrality for Ajit Pai.

Pai canceled his plans because of security concerns, according to one agency official, speaking on condition of anonymity in order to speak more freely.

Welcome to 2018 and unequal internet.


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