The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is faced with total rebellion arising from the recently approved net neutrality laws.
They appeared to have had their way after internet activists and President Barrack Obama publicly supported the laws. Barely days after the approval of the regulation measures, Republican lawmakers have come out to castigate the move that they say will return the country back to dark days.
The lawmakers insist that internet providers must be given total freedom to run their businesses without state interference. Marsha Blackburn is leading the fight back and she has filed a piece of legislation under the name “Internet freedom act” that seeks to overturn the action taken by FCC. Up to 31 Republicans have signed into the act and are concerned that regulation means total control. For instance, they argue that the state will decide what content should go before others or what should not go at all.
Part of the act by the Republican legislator reads in part: “these rules shall have no force or effect, and the Commission may not reissue such rule in substantially the same form, or issue a new rule that is substantially the same as such rule, unless the reissued or new rule is specifically authorized by a law enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act.” Blackburn has expressed confidence that the act will get full support it requires and stop the draconian piece of laws approved by FCC from taking effect.
“My legislation will put the brakes on this FCC overreach and protect our innovators from these job-killing regulations.” FCC has remained adamant that they must have their say and way altogether. Its top leadership has already indicated willingness to challenge the Republicans in a court of law. The tussle which is in the offing will only create tension in the Internet market