US Congress attempt to rollback of the Obama-era net neutrality rules has failed

In the USA, the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Restoring Internet Freedom Order repealed the 2015 net neutrality order and restoring the classification of broadband Internet access service as a lightly-regulated information service. Since then, there is a battle to run back to the Obama-era net neutrality rules. In the Congress, Democrats won a vote to reverse the repeal in the Senate but weren’t able to get enough votes in the House of Representatives before the end of its session today. In his statement, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says that ‘I’m pleased that a strong bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives declined to reinstate heavy-handed Internet regulation.’