Democrats prepare bill that would codify net neutrality

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Congressional Democrats are preparing to relaunch their fight to restore net neutrality, according to a new report from The Washington Post on Monday. Lawmakers in both the House and Senate are expected to introduce a new bill codifying the Obama-era internet rules in the coming weeks.

The Net Neutrality and Broadband Justice Act β€” spearheaded by longtime Senate internet advocates Ed Markey (D-MA) and Ron Wyden (D-OR) β€” would reclassify broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II. This would give the Federal Communications Commission new enforcement powers over the internet, including the power to set rules against throttling, blocking, or paid prioritization.

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