What’s happening in the US with the US Senate’s vote to kill #ScreenTearing bill
The US Senate is poised to vote on a bill that would make it a crime for internet service providers to block access to websites that use their networks to deliver video.
In a sign that the internet is on the cusp of changing for the worse, the Senate on Thursday voted down a separate bill to require internet service firms to get their users’ consent before blocking websites or sites that use third-party data brokers.
This is a major blow to the US tech industry, which has been lobbying the US government to protect the internet from the threat of online censorship.
This could have a huge impact on the US as it tries to convince European governments to give up their rights to regulate the internet.
While internet service companies like Comcast and Verizon have resisted efforts to weaken net neutrality rules, they have also been the subject of numerous lawsuits in the past.
On Thursday, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Protecting the Open Internet Act, which would ban internet service giants from using their networks in ways that could harm consumers.
The bill has the support of a coalition of consumer groups and internet service provider groups.
While the Senate voted down the measure, it was expected to override a veto by President Donald Trump, who called the bill “a bad bill” and told the chamber that it would “make the internet less secure and less open”.
It is the latest example of the Trump administration attempting to roll back the internet regulations passed by Congress under the Obama administration.
The White House has made clear it wants to move ahead with an executive order that would allow the internet to become “more like the old telephone system” by allowing companies to use their network to block content, block services, and speed up content.
The bill would require internet providers to get users’ permission before blocking content or services, or they could be fined and have their networks closed down.
The vote was in support of an amendment that would have allowed internet service to be throttled by Internet Service Providers (ISPs) who block sites and services.ISPs are not allowed to block or throttle services, but they are permitted to slow internet speeds and slow down access to other services such as mobile apps.ISP-controlled internet service services include Verizon, AT&T, Comcast, Sprint, T-Mobile, US Cellular and CenturyLink.
The legislation would also allow ISPs to block and throttle the internet traffic of certain websites.
The internet service industry has said it has been working on this issue for years.
The industry says it has the legal authority to do so under the 1934 Communications Act and the Open Connections Act.