- The House of Representatives voted in favor of restoring the 2015 net neutrality rules when they passed the Save the Internet Act on Wednesday. But, the reality of the bill getting reinstated is a long shot as it still must pass in the Senate and ultimately survive a White House veto.
In a statement, the newest FCC Commissioner Geoffrey Starks said “restoring enforceable rules and reinstating the FCC as the cop on the beat responsible for protecting consumers” will protect net neutrality. He also said, “The endurance of the open internet cannot be left to chance or the whims of massive profit-maximizing corporations.”
If net neutrality rules are restored, they would prevent broadband providers from blocking or throttling internet traffic, charging fees for better delivery, or trying to keep content providers from reaching consumers.