Net Neutrality repeal effective starting on April 23

FCC reversal of net neutrality rules expected to be published Thursday: sources

Pai initiated a process to overturn net neutrality rules passed two years ago by the FCC. A coalition of 22 state attorneys general, plus the consumer groups Public Knowledge, Free Press and New America's Open Technology Institute, among others, filed a barrage of early lawsuits in January, and are expected to re-file these suits seeking to block the order from taking effect today.

The order's publication allows legal challenges to be filed against it.

Mozilla Corp. and Vimeo Inc.

Web browser developer Mozilla Corp and video-sharing website Vimeo Inc IAC.O said on Thursday they had refiled legal challenges meant to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark net neutrality rules from taking effect.

Among the states that have filed charges are California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

The repeal of net neutrality is considered a major win for Republicans, who led the vote back in December to overturn the Obama-era internet protections.

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The Internet & Television Association, a cable-industry trade association, says that the FCC plan removes unnecessary regulation. "It might not be called Net neutrality, but (it will address) what role should government have in this powerful new medium of the Internet". Mr. Pai has argued that the rollback will spur more competition among internet service providers who will be motivated to offer more choice to their users.

The days are now truly numbered for the federal regulations that prevent Internet service providers from blocking, throttling or prioritizing content on their broadband networks.

Customers of streaming services like Netflix could see their subscription fees rise if the company chooses to pay more. Susan Collins (R-Maine), so far have 50 votes in the Senate - one vote shy of overcoming the Republican majority.

Democrats have enough votes to force an up-or-down vote on the bill through the Senate, and if they can get just one more Republican senator to flip, it'll pass. A Senate bill that would erase December's vote is now one Republican supporter away from being able to pass the chamber, though it would face a long-shot battle in the House. However, they do not have enough votes to overturn the veto that President Trump would no doubt sign if this were to happen.

More: Net neutrality: The FCC voted to end it. The FCC is eliminating the requirement that cable operators keep a paper copy of the EAS Operating Handbook as well as the cable-specific portions of the FCC rules.

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