Internet neutrality[ edit ] Network neutrality is the principle that all Internet traffic should be treated equally. According to Columbia Law School professor Tim Wuthe best way to explain network neutrality is that a public information network will end up being most useful if all content, websites, and platforms e. The concept of the open Internet is sometimes expressed as an expectation of decentralized technological powerand is seen by some observers as closely related to open-source softwarea type of software program whose maker allows users access to the code that runs the program, so that users can improve the software or fix bugs. Dumb pipe The concept of a "dumb network", comprising "dumb pipes", has been around since at least the early s.
Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Rep. The resolution, made under the Congressional Review Act, would void the repeal, restoring rules from They're instead focused on garnering the necessary support to force a floor vote on the CRA measure, which already passed the Senate in May.
With Coffman joining, they'll have of the signatures they need for a discharge petition, all Democrats until now.
They have until the end of the year to try to force a vote. Coffman said he doesn't support every aspect of the rules, most crucially the classification of broadband as a utility-style service under Title II of the Communications Act.
But, he said, he sees repealing the rollback as a way to force Congress' hand on legislating net neutrality. To that end, he's also introducing a long-awaited bill that would put in place even stronger net neutrality rules than the repealed Obama-era FCC regulations.
But it would go further, banning internet service providers from selectively speeding the delivery of any content at all.
And the page bill would compel telecom giants to hand off traffic to smaller companies without charging fees. Coffman plans to outline details of his legislation Tuesday morning at an event hosted by Incompas and Engine Advocacy.
He's met in recent months with telecom industry representatives, he said, as well as Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who led the repeal of the rules. The bill may face obstacles in the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where telecom subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn opposes banning paid prioritization, as Coffman proposes.
But Democrats hope to make net neutrality a factor in the November midterm elections. Coffman said constituents have in fact been incredibly vocal about this issue and factored into his decision to join the CRA effort.
He mentioned a December trip to an isolated Marine Corps base in Kuwait where the junior Marines between 18 and 21 years old saw net neutrality protections as a top issue.I've been trawling through the final draft of the new IPCC assessment report that was released last week, to extract some highlights for a talk I gave yesterday.
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