In the fight for net neutrality, Democrats have introduced the Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act, which will reclassify broadband internet service as a basic service.
It will also authorize the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to enforce rules prohibiting discriminatory practices, including blocking and throttling certain lanes of internet traffic.
Net neutrality is a principle that allows Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to access all content and applications, regardless of source, without favoring or blocking specific products or websites.
The bill is being led by Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).
“We need net neutrality so that powerful social media companies can’t step on their competition by cutting deals with big broadband providers. We need net neutrality so users can always freely speak their mind on social media and tell their personal stories about reproductive health, about gun violence and climate change, and have their voices heard so that they can organize peaceful protests in our country,” Markey said during a press conference on Thursday.
The sources for this piece include an article in The Verge.