Here’s The GOP’s Net Neutrality Bill

Net Neutrality Bill by the GOP

TechCrunch

The text of the proposed GOP net neutrality bill is out. The larger technology community is still digesting its various proposals. Here’s what I got from a first read:

  1. The bill takes away authority from the FCC to determine net neutrality rules. Instead, the authority of the FCC is to merely enforce what Congress passes.
  2. Title II is out, and the FCC is banned from using any authority under Section 706 for new rules. This kneecaps the two legal foundations that the FCC has considered using to undergird net neutrality rules.
  3. There are large allowances made for exceptions, including the incredibly broad concepts of “emergency communications or law enforcement, public safety, or national security authorities.” So, it’s net neutrality, except when the government or a private corporation deems the moment more important than the rules.
  4. It does include what appear to be decent rules against blocking and paid prioritization, but which…

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