House Republicans urge for Democrats support in net neutrality bills

Republicans Greg Walden, Bob Latta and Cathy McMorris Rodgers sent a letter to Frank Pallone Jr. and Mike Doyle, urging Democrats to support three Republican bills that they say would restore net neutrality principles. Both Democrats and Republicans agree on the necessity of net neutrality rules, but they disagree over whether broadband internet should be regulated as a utility-style service under the Title II of the Communications Act. According to the letter, “these are all reasonable and achievable proposals, and each gives us a path to protect consumers without invoking the heavy hand of Title II of the Communications Act of 1934, which would give the government unbridled power to tax the internet, institute costly fees, set prices and terms of plans, and even take control of assets”.