Last week, the Congressional Republicans proposed a net neutrality law. However, the proposal was not received with open arms. In other words, net neutrality activists are against the Republican proposal.
As a strategic method, the congressional leaders used a draft of a bill in order to sustain their ideas. On Friday, the Internet governance battle has begun once more. The congressional officials are looking for a bipartisan solution to Internet administration and control.
On Friday, Greg Walden, the Communications and Technology Subcommittee chairman representative clearly stated that he wants to provide Americans with an open Internet law that is fair to all people. Also, leading innovation should be a top priority when proving Americans with Internet services.
The chairman representative also affirmed that the Communications and Technology Subcommittee is presenting “a fresh, sustainable solution” in order to please every citizen and official as well. In case of any court discussions, no one would want to harm the basic principles regarding Internet administration.
The Federal Communications Commission is looking to regulate Internet providers as public utilities. The republicans strongly disagree with Tom Wheeler’s plan. They are looking for solution to block any actions regarding Internet service regulation.
Tom Wheeler is the Federal Communications Commission’s chairman. In February, he is supposed to convince the agency to a vote in favor of his anticipated rules for the ISP.
Republicans’ main spokesman in this matter is the chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee as well. Senator John Thune is confident about creating a draft that can only bring them closer to their purpose regarding “about creating regulatory certainty for the Internet”.
A hearing is to be scheduled on Wednesday afternoon in order to discuss this proposal. Senator John Thune and Senator Bill Nelson, the committees’ Ranking Member will attend to that hearing on Capitol Hill.
The republican goal is to transcribe the net neutrality principles into law. Their draft will consist of developing a legislation that supports those principles.
Moreover, the proposal will also forbid ISPs to charge any websites that pay for a prioritization of content. One of the net neutrality’s activists acknowledged his concern regarding these paid prioritizations over to wireless services.
This last proposed idea will offer Republicans the chance to reverse their consequent position of resisting against fair treatment of Internet traffic by means of regulation.
Other battle such as tax income or patent reform are still waiting for a response, both sights of the net neutrality battle are looking forward to fight in court.
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