Home » Uncategorized » Limited net neutrality effort could hurt Nevada Latinos, rural residents

By Rosa Mendoza, Executive Director, HTTP
May 9, 2018, Las Vegas Sun

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agree about the need for strong protections that ensure a free and open internet for all.In December 2017, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal 1930s-era regulations known as Title II, which were applied to the internet in 2015 and led to diminished investment in broadband infrastructure expansion.

Following months of heated debate on both sides of the net neutrality issue, a group of congressional lawmakers is now attempting to reinstate Title II by using the Congressional Review Act, which gives Congress the ability to reverse federal rules by a simple majority and presidential signature if the action is initiated within 60 days. This approach could not only fail to protect Nevada consumers but could also prevent Latinos and other minority communities from fully participating in the promise of a free and open internet.

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