Repealing the Repeal
On May 11, 2018, the FCC announced that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) had approved, for a period of three years, the information collection associated with the Commission’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order. However, on May 16, the U.S. Senate voted to reverse the FCC's repeal of net neutrality rules.
The Senate approved a Congressional Review Act (CRA) resolution that would simply undo the FCC's December 2017 vote to deregulate the broadband industry. If the CRA is approved by the House of Representatives and signed by President Donald Trump, Internet service providers would have to continue following rules, adopted in 2015, that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.
The Restoring Internet Freedom Order is also being challenged in court in a case that will be heard by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (known informally as the D.C. Circuit).