Can Net Neutrality Still Be Saved?
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FEATURING CRAIG AARON – Ajit Pai, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced gleefully on Wednesday that Congress had failed to use the Congressional Review Act to restore Net Neutrality after he led the FCC’s vote against it. Mr. Pai released a statement saying, “I’m pleased that a strong bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives declined to reinstate heavy-handed Internet regulation. They did the right thing—especially considering the positive results for American consumers since the adoption of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order.”
But the Washington Post asserted that the battle for Net Neutrality is far from over and that several major lawsuits against the FCC’s decision are wending their way through courts.
Craig Aaron, President and CEO of Free Press, and a leading advocate in the fight to preserve net neutrality (www.battleforthenet.com). He is the editor of two books, Appeal to Reason: 25 Years of In These Times and Changing Media: Public Interest Policies for the Digital Age.