(The Hosting News) – After last month’s court ruling to strike down net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission chairman, TomWheeler, says he plans on releasing a new set of proposals, backed by several U. S. senators, reports CNet.
“In its Verizon v. FCC decision, the Court of Appeals invited the Commission to act to preserve a free and open internet. I accept that invitation, and in the coming days, I will be outlining how I propose to proceed,” stated Wheeler in a speech given on Monday at the University of Colorado Law School.
A group of Democratic senators, Al Franken, Ron Wyden, Jeff Merkley, Ed Markey, and Richard Blumenthal, sent a letter to Wheeler urging him to “move quickly to protect internet users and the open internet.”
The letter went on to say that “consumers, entrepreneurs and innovators deserve to know their right to view or use the content and services of their choice online will be protected.”
“We urge you to quickly adopt enforceable rules to prevent the blocking and discrimination of Internet traffic,” states the letter.”These rules must stand on strong legal footing to withstand judicial scrutiny. Without such rules in place, Internet service providers are prone to act as gatekeepers of the Internet, controlling access by blocking or throttling certain content and thereby limiting the opportunities for innovation, speech, and commerce.”
Issues regarding Net Neutrality have already begun to emerge as services like Netflix and Amazon Web Services claim that Verizon has been controlling their access speeds, in which the company denied.