Top tech lobby joins legal battle to keep 'net neutrality'

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A separate poll conducted this year found that 60% of registered voters (61% of Democrats and 59% of Republicans) support net neutrality rules. But it appears that in this case, at least 30 Democrats are willing to use the trick to protect net neutrality.

While McCaskill's support is good news for those who wish to see the decision overturned, the vote in itself will not be enough to ensure that net neutrality will be restored.

The Internet Association, comprised of Facebook, Google, Amazon, Twitter, Netflix and other large tech firms, said on january 5 that it plans to join the looming legal fight against the Federal Communications Commission over its repeal of so-called net neutrality rules, according to the New York Times. FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, Aaron said, had "awakened the public".

The draft goes on to argue that "ISPs have strong incentives to preserve Internet openness, and these interests typically outweigh any countervailing incentives an ISP might have" furthering its argument for a light-touch approach to internet legislation. Previously a seldom used, obscure law, the CRA was used multiple times by Congress previous year to overturn regulations issued in the waning days of the Obama administration. Given that Republicans have nearly unanimously supported the FCC's new rules, the prospects for the CRA are dim.

The state-by-state legislation being introduced could become the subject of a second net neutrality-related lawsuit.

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Before this, a lot of the same big tech companies were fairly passive and inactive during the initial protests of the repeal.

The repeal of net neutrality could destroy the existing free internet in the we know it.

Netflix also followed up with an aggressive back neck to the FCC, posting to Twitter, "In 2018, the Internet is united in defense of #NetNeutrality".

Markey said during a press conference call last month that "those who don't support a free and open internet will feel the power of the consumer". But California legislators are seeking to thread the needle by forcing telecom companies to agree to net neutrality rules as a condition of accessing utility poles, which are owned by the state. With allies around the country, Courage Campaign is committed to fighting for an open Internet from Washington, DC to Sacramento-and we won't give up until we've won.

If you care about a free internet, now is the time to act.