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Red Alert for Net Neutrality: Tell Congress to Save the Open Internet Order

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May 9, 2018

Red Alert for Net Neutrality: Tell Congress to Save the Open Internet Order

Red Alert

In December, the FCC voted to end the 2015 Open Internet Order, which prevented Internet service providers (ISPs) like AT&T and Comcast from violating net neutrality principles. A simple majority vote in Congress can keep the FCC’s decision from going into effect. From now until the Senate votes, EFF, along with a coalition of organizations, companies, and websites, is on red alert and calling on you to tell Congress to vote to restore the Open Internet Order.

The Congressional Review Act (CRA) allows Congress to overturn an agency rule using a simple majority vote. It likewise only requires 30 signatures in order to force a vote. The petition to force the vote was delivered today. That means we’re likely to see the Senate—which has only been only one vote away from restoring net neutrality protections for quite a while—vote in mid-May.

That gives us time to make sure our voices are heard. You can see where your representatives stand and then give them a call. Tell them you to use the CRA to restore net neutrality protections.

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