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The legal and political debate around net neutrality rages on following the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) decision to repeal rules established in 2015. That repeal, which passed on a party-line vote in December, is set to take effect on April 23.

Individual US states are making efforts to counter the repeal, with Washington the first state to introduce laws preventing internet service providers (ISPs) slowing down or blocking online content. Many other states, including California, Montana, New Jersey, New York, Hawaii and Vermont, are also taking action to preserve net neutrality.

The FCC believes it has the authority to oversee internet services because internet data crosses state lines, and last year’s ruling attempted to prevent states setting their own laws, but it is unclear whether it will stand up in court.

 

Read the whole article here: Why publishers should be taking action on net neutrality

Source: Marketing Land

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