House Votes against FCC Net Neutrality Rules
The House of Representatives has voted against the proposed FCC Net Neutrality Rules that were proposed late last year. The rules themselves were under a lot of public scrutiny because the general public felt that it didn’t cover enough areas specifically when it comes to wireless / mobile broadband. Reuters is reporting that Republican Representative Steve Scalise said “We think the FCC overstepped their boundaries. This is something that should be done and solved in the halls of Congress.”
This is a big moment in our history as a country because the FCC (the body that regulates communications via all media forms) has been under a lot of pressure to ensure that the internet remain free and unrestricted in America. The proposed bill had a series of caveats that a lot of critics were very sceptical of.