Earlier today, the Senate voted not to advance a joint resolution to repeal the FCC’s open internet rules. President Obama had promised to veto the measure, which passed the House in the spring, but it’s good news that it won’t have to come to that — and that the rules have the support of the Senate. Not that the rules are out of the woods entirely; they still face a court challenge from Verizon.
It seems the political wrangling over misconceptions that the rules are unnecessary or amount to “regulating the Internet” has passed for the moment, and attention can turn the substance of the rules and the FCC’s authority to enforce them.
CDT plans to participate in the case in defense of the rules to ensure that Internet access remains an open network for expression and innovation.