Washington Report

Advocacy Updates from Washington D.C.

FCC to Propose New Net Neutrality Rules

On Feb. 19, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would propose new net neutrality rules after a Federal Appeals court struck down the commission’s rules adopted in 2010.

The proposal, unveiled by the FCC on Wednesday, is part of a continuing battle over the basic pipelines through which information flows on the Internet. With the latest plan, the FCC is sticking close to previous efforts — albeit with some technical differences — with rules that would prevent Internet service providers from blocking any legal sites or services from consumers and would aim to restrict, but not outlaw, discrimination.

NAR supports open internet rules that prevent discrimination on the Internet. We will work with the FCC to ensure that our members maintain open and efficient access to the Internet.