The FCC’s 2015 Open Internet Order was a huge victory for Internet users. Thanks to the millions of us who spoke up for a free and open Internet, we won essential net neutrality protections.
Despite overwhelming opposition from the public and the experts, in 2017, FCC Chair Ajit Pai decided to reverse the Open Internet Order, giving major telecommunications companies an unprecedented ability to shape our Internet experience.
But we can stop it. Under the Congressional Review Act, Congress can reverse a change in a federal regulation by a simple majority vote within 60 working days after that regulation is published in the official record. In other words, Congress can vote to overturn Pai’s rule change and bring back the Open Internet Order. The rule was published on February 22nd, so those 60 workdays have started to tick by.
There are already members of Congress promoting compromise net neutrality bills that won’t give us all of the protections we need. Thankfully, there are also members of Congress who have promised to vote to restore the Open Internet Order.
Now is the time. Please write to your members of Congress and urge them to commit to using the Congressional Review Act to save the Open Internet Order.