Lobbyists are winning fight against restoring net neutrality

[Commentary] Anyone doubting the power lobbyists still hold in Washington need only look at the ongoing, shameful net neutrality travesty.  It was bad enough that Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai, a former Verizon lawyer, engineered the repeal of President Barack Obama’s landmark rules prohibiting Internet Service Providers from blocking or slowing down the internet or giving preference for certain online content. Now House Communications Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) wants to lock the vast majority of Chairman Pai’s rules into law through her proposed legislation with the Orwellian title: the Open Internet Preservation Act. The Verizon, AT&T and Comcast Dream Act would be more appropriate.


Lobbyists are winning fight against restoring net neutrality