State legislators in Nebraska and California are introducing net neutrality laws

But under the Congressional Review Act, 20 calendar days after the measure is given to the committee, the measure moves to the floor once 30 senators have expressed support for it in writing.

And while some senators clearly believe that the FCC's decision was flawed and potentially damaging, the political calculus was never far from their minds. The GOP-controlled FCC voted 3-2 along party lines to repeal the Title II provisions classifying ISPs as utilities. The sponsor list now includes Markey, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York), and Sens. "President Trump has been derelict in helping average families... he has put corporations over people, CEOs over citizens..." In order to overturn the FCC's net neutrality decision, it would need a majority of senators and members of the House of Representatives to vote in favor of the resolution.

Markey and company are trying to use the same legislative device Republicans used successfully to roll back some Obama-era regs, including the FCC's added broadband privacy regs under the previous chairman, Tom Wheeler, against the Republican 'net rule rollback under current chairman Ajit Pai.

Only one of the rollback options has a chance of making a difference in the near term. Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democratic Party. The federal regulator is a "puppet of special interests" and it had "turned a deaf ear to millions of Americans" while "strangling freedom of communication".

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Democrats have promised to use the CRA's procedural mechanisms to force a vote on Markey's bill, putting the heat on Republicans during a midterm election cycle.

In fact Facebook has actively worked against net neutrality in many countries like India as it looks to dominate advertising in many developing markets.

Speaking with the unified voice of the Internet Association, a trade group representing social media platforms, ride sharing companies and all manner of entertainment, the websites we live on announced their intent to join lawsuits against the FCC's proposed changes to net neutrality.

In a letter published January 5, Internet Association President and CEO Michael Beckerman says the final version of net neutrality changes, as drafted by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, "defies the will of a bipartisan majority of Americans and fails to preserve a free and open internet".

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