Net neutrality rules die on April 23rd
Net neutrality rules will officially be off the books starting April 23rd. The date was revealed today after the Federal Communication Commission’s order revoking net neutrality was published in the Federal Register. You can read the full order here.
The publication means that a new fight around net neutrality is about to begin. States and other parties will be able to sue over the rules — some have already gotten started — and a battle in Congress will kick off over a vote to reverse the order entirely. While that fight likely won’t get far in Congress since Republicans by and large oppose net neutrality and control both chambers, there will likely be a long and heated legal battle around the corner for the FCC’s new policy.