Another Net Neutrality-Killing Trick from Congress
You fought the cable companies and you won. But now Congress is launching another nasty sneak attack on Net Neutrality — right before the FCC’s historic rules are set to go into effect.
Here’s the deal: A key House subcommittee has introduced — and passed — an appropriations bill that would kill the FCC’s Net Neutrality rules. And unlike other threats that have emerged in Congress, this is particularly troubling because it’s hidden deep inside a big funding package that the House needs to move so the government can continue operating.
This bill is bad news. It would strip funding from the FCC to prevent enforcement of the Net Neutrality rules as written, and it would delay the rules until after the pending court cases have been decided. This is a devious way for cable and phone companies to get the same delays they’re seeking in court without even waiting for the court to make that call.
Government’s not supposed to work like this. Instead of listening to the will of the people, and letting the FCC use the good laws already on the books, anti-Net Neutrality members of Congress are helping the phone and cable companies that fund their campaigns. And worse, they’re trying to push this through inside a huge funding bill, hoping no one will notice.
This bill has now moved on to the next committee, and we need to remove the anti-Net Neutrality provisions before it’s too late. Contact Congress today.