American politicians want to regain net neutrality in law




American politicians of the Democratic party want to regain net neutrality in the law. The Republican party of President Donald Trump abolished it, but the Democratic Party won a majority in the House of Representatives a few months ago.

The legislation would come out on Wednesday and get the name “Save the internet act”, reports Reuters on the basis of a letter from the leader of the Democrats in the American parliament. This letter is not public, but it confirms the information via a tweet . It is unknown how much chance of success the proposal will have. The Democrats have a majority in the House of Representatives, but not in the Senate.

The exact text of the legislation only comes out later, making it unclear exactly what politicians want to change. The US had legislation to ensure net neutrality, but the FCC regulator abolished it fifteen months ago .

The US received net neutrality in 2015 , when the FCC, under the then Democratic chairman, introduced rules that allowed the regulation of providers. The adjustment in December 2017 meant that ISPs no longer fall under the Title II classification of the American Telecommunications Act and as a result certain guarantees regarding services, network access and competition are removed. As a result, it was again permissible for providers to squeeze certain traffic or to give paying parties priority.


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