So, uh, what's happening to Net Neutrality?

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  1. Titanica
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    There hasn't been much news about Net Neutrality and the memes of it have died down. I see no one talking about it, so what happen? Did everyone just give up? Have I been living under a rock and missed something? I dunno.
     
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    People got tired and moved on to the next thing. Too many things to complain about and only can focus on 1 thing at a time.
    I'm just going with the flow to see what happens. Maybe bad will come maybe not. Im just waiting on the side lines to see what happens.
     
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    That's because the bill takes effect April 23rd until then it's just a period of stagnation. Once people can prove that their speeds for particular services are being throttled, they are gonna cause a ruckus again, and it won't be long until this is finally undone if you ask me
     
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    As long as bandwidth for porn and piracy hasn't been throttled, nobody is going to care.
     
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    Hissy fit has a negative connotation to it, so it sounds like you think that's a bad thing in this case. I read that Congress may vote to reverse the FCC's decision under the Congressional Review Act.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2018/02/27/democrats-fcc-reverse-net-neutrality-426641

    And FCC's new rules were recently published in the Federal Register. According to this site, the new rules are basically a lack of rules, meaning companies are free to throttle,, block, and prioritize content, they just have to disclose that they're doing it.

    https://www.theverge.com/2018/2/22/17033608/net-neutrality-april-23-federal-register-publication
     
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    I forgot
    Either you stopped looking, or you just haven't been paying attention. If you really want to support Net Neutrality, don't just expect everyone else to spoon feed you news and announcements, actually go looking for them.

    For now, Net Neutrality rules are still set to be removed sometime next month IIRC. However, there has been some movement in Congress regarding the repeal, thanks to the "Congressional Review Act". tl;dr, it means Congress can review and overturn regulations created by other federal agencies. Right now, the movement has 50 cosponsors in the Senate, and they only need 1 more Senator to back the resolution so they can begin to review and overturn the FCC repeal. The House of Representatives still need ~70-ish supporters, but it's expected that once the Senate gets that last vote, the House will also gain it's remaining supporters. Unfortunately, if this Act is approved by both the Senate and House, the President still has to sign off on the act...which is, for the most part, unlikely to happen.

    On another front, however, the government at the State level has been looking into and passing their own Net Neutrality laws that apply for their own state. The state of Washington, for example, has just passed their own Net Neutrality rules just today. http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-net-neutrality-washington-20180306-story.html <

    As noted by that particular article, it's possible there may be lawsuits and legal ramifications for doing so, but only time will tell in the future. It's expected that, if this particular state regulation remains in effect and the lawsuits fail to overturn these new laws, other states may follow the same path.
     
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    I came here to post that exactly but you beat me to it
     
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    Agreed, could have done with better wording there. Will edit
     
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    cough ''evil politicians win'' cough
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    What on earth are you talking about
     
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    I think it's in court atm. Even if it's dead not much is going to change right away. The big ISPs are smart enough to know to do changes gradually otherwise they'll just fuel the fire. If net neutrality is gone though you can bet you'll be paying more for internet as time goes on, and it'll be more of a nuisance altogether.
     
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  14. Titanica
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    I did go looking for them, I just noticed that the issue hasn't really been talked about lately.
     
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