Net neutrality in the United States / Net neutrality should be implemented via legislation

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Position: Net neutrality should be implemented via legislation

This position addresses the topic Net neutrality in the United States.


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Quotes-start.png Florida’s broadband companies continue to support net neutrality and agree that rules prohibiting anyone from blocking, throttling, or unfairly discriminating against internet traffic should be in place. This core principle of an open internet experience for everyone is not controversial to the industry; it is the standard. However, the regulatory policies best-equipped to legally safeguard the spirit and principles of net neutrality should not look anything like antiquated utility-style policies. Quotes-end.png
From Net neutrality legislation needed to foster innovation, by Brad Swanson (Sun-Sentinel, July 21, 2017) (view)
Quotes-start.png This week, Republican Sen. John Thune broke with the deafening silence his party has had on the issue and asked that people on “both sides of the aisle” work with him on a legislative solution. “Congressional action is the only way to solve the endless back and forth on net neutrality rules that we’ve seen over the past several years,” he said. “If my colleagues on the other side of the aisle and those who claim to support net neutrality rules want to enshrine protections for consumers with the backing of the law, I call on you today to join me in discussing legislation that would do just that.” Quotes-end.png
From Save us, Congress. You’re now net neutrality’s only hope, by The Sacramento Bee editorial board (The Sacramento Bee, December 14, 2017) (view)
Quotes-start.png And there has to be a way to minimize the ongoing legal challenges and avoid a flip-flopping of rules every time an administration changes. Perhaps repealing the utility designation to allow for cutting-edge development could be paired with a federal law that protects net neutrality more specifically. That could satisfy the concerns of both sides. Quotes-end.png
From A way forward for net neutrality, by Newsday editorial board (Newsday, December 12, 2017) (view)

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