A few weeks the FCC announced that they will move the internet from a Title II to a Title I service. All 30 supporters are members of the Democratic caucus. Those rules, adopted in 2015 to cap a decade of the agency's efforts, barred broadband service providers from blocking, slowing, or providing preferred access to particular websites or services. A University of Maryland poll from December 2017 found that more than 83 percent of voters favor keeping the rules, including 75 percent of Republicans, 89 percent of Democrats and 86 percent of independents.
In short, there are no special rules in the House to guarantee a vote on the CRA resolution. Most importantly, the resolution only requires a majority of votes to pass in the Senate - meaning, if the Democrats are united, they only need two Republicans to join them.
Still, Free Press and others are pushing forward, noting the widespread popularity of the net-neutrality rules.
While Democrats have reached a crucial threshold for bringing the bill to vote on the Senate floor, it's unlikely to pass since Republicans control both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
Additionally, the group said it would continue to vie for legislation to restore what it calls "strong, enforceable net neutrality protections through a legislative solution".
The big question now is, what would the major tech companies that depend on customers' internet access do to combat the repeal? But a vote in the Senate would put senators on the record in an election year. "The Congressional Review Act gives Congress the power to reverse that corrupt and illegitimate decision and restore the basic protections that enable free expression, creativity, and innovation online".
Apple Music's Jimmy Iovine is leaving Apple
With Iovine at the helm, Apple Music rose to roughly 30 million paid users, becoming a well-known music service. Iovine's expected departure is likely timed to his Apple shares fully vesting, the report said.
Fired Google engineer James Damore sues company
It accuses the company of failing to protect employees with conservative views, including supporting US President Donald Trump. The duo claims that Google discriminates against white male conservatives.
Acer unleashes the outsized Predator BFGD
These pack in nearly everything you could want: 4K, HDR, and 120 Hz support with 1,000-nit peak luminance and DCI-P3 color gamut. The green team has done another exceptional job, and we're more than eager to find out what else will there be at CES 2018 .
Bill to replace Medical Council to benefit profession
The medicos went on a protest march from Power House Chhak to Raj Bhawan Square holding banners and placards. According to it, the 15% seats of the private medical colleges will be decided by the management of fees.
Bitter cold and below zero wind chills to end 2017
That'll be short lived, however, because Wednesday another push of cold air moves in sending us close to double digits below zero. Expect wind chills to range from 5 below zero to 10 below zero tonight and 10 below zero to near 20 below zero Sunday night.
LG 88-inch 8K OLED TV is ready for CES 2018
At $20,000, the company's 77-inch 4K product is already beyond what most consumers would be willing to pay for. The 88-in surpasses the current largest OLED screen by 11-in and massively ups its resolution to 7680 x 4320.