The FCC voted this morning to nullify 2015’s Open Internet Order and its strong net neutrality rules, substituting a flimsy replacement with a deeply (and deliberately) incorrect technical justification.
The battle is lost. What of the war? Here’s what happens next, and what you can do to help.
First, very little
As rushed as this vote was, it doesn’t make the rest of the government move any faster. Voting to adopt the order doesn’t magically and instantly eliminate net neutrality. First the new rules have to be entered into the federal register — and that won’t happen for a little while, perhaps a couple months.
In the meantime you’re going to get a whole lot of blog posts, opinion pieces in newspapers, speeches, statements, notices of intent,…