A few weeks ago, the FCC voted to remove Title II protections for net neutrality, and now it has released the final text of its “Restoring Internet Freedom Order.” This full text includes reasons as to why FCC chairman Ajit Pai and two other commissioners believed that the previous existing rules were harmful and had to be removed. The text also include dissenting opinions from commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel.
If you’ve been keeping up with the debate, you’ll notice the different point of views in the 539-page document. The release of the documents now sets the stage for the next step in the process: hearings, lawsuits, attempts by states and cities to establish their own net neutrality rules and regulations. This is where Congress can attempt to legislate rules in one way or another and finally lay rest to one of the hottest debates in modern times.
Because of what FCC chairman Ajit Pai did with net neutrality protections, he won’t be speaking at CES next week. He’s reportedly received death threats, so he will not be taking part in CES 2018. If you’d like to know why he pushed so hard even through all the opinions and arguments against removing the protections, you can only do so through the text because you will not hear it from Pai any time soon.
Warning: it's not good. But we're going to fight. And we won't stop until internet openness is the law of the land. My statement below: pic.twitter.com/8ZMLLuHlJA
— Jessica Rosenworcel (@JRosenworcel) January 4, 2018
Text of the @FCC majority’s #NetNeutrality repeal has finally been released. Took almost 6,000 words for me to detail all that is wrong with this action. Read my complete written dissent here: https://t.co/ZlEF3alRvD
— Mignon Clyburn (@MignonClyburn) January 4, 2018
Great news! The final text of the FCC's Restoring Internet Freedom Order is out.
— Brendan Carr (@BrendanCarrFCC) January 5, 2018