The Democratic Party Federal Communications Commission is heading into the next round of Washington’s longest fight over tech policy. On October 19, the agency is expected to hold a preliminary vote to reaffirm its authority over regulate broadband providerspaving the way for the passage of a version of the net neutrality rules he gutted under the Trump administration.
For nearly two decades, the tech policy world has fought for net neutrality, the principle that broadband providers should be prohibited from interfering with web traffic. It became a popular cause in Silicon Valley and then a major issue during the Obama administration, when Democrats framed the rules as necessary to keep the Internet open to everyone and to prevent cable and high-tech companies throughput to interfere with their rivals’ web traffic and favor their own traffic. content.