by Countable | 2.22.18
Congress now has 60 legislative working days to reverse the FCC decision under the Congressional Review Act.
The clock starts ticking TODAY. @AjitPaiFCC just triggered a timeline that will culminate in a Senate vote on my CRA to save #NetNeutrality. We now have only 60 legislative days to find one more vote. Is your Senator on the right side of history? pic.twitter.com/oW3TzE6s00— Ed Markey (@SenMarkey) February 22, 2018
In December, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai and the commission’s two other GOP members voted to enact Pai’s Restoring Internet Freedom rule, allowing internet providers to speed up – or slow down – access to apps and websites.
As Reuters explained, "The formal publication in the Federal Register, a government website, means state attorneys general and advocacy groups will be able to sue in a bid to block the order from taking effect."
Democrat Jessica Rosenworcel, one of the FCC’s two dissenting commissioners, tweeted:
It's official. The Federal Register published the @FCC order rolling back #NetNeutrality. But here's what's also official: This misguided decision awoke a sleeping giant--the American public--and we won't stop making a ruckus until internet openness is the law of the land.— Jessica Rosenworcel (@JRosenworcel) February 22, 2018
The commission disagrees, writing in the Federal Register that the repeal "restores the light-touch regulatory scheme that fostered the internet's growth, openness, and freedom."
Congress has 60 days to act—tell them how they should. Should they support the rollback or join the opposition? Hit Take Action and tell your reps, then share your thoughts below.
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