The proposal to safeguard net neutrality has been rejected by the House

of Representatives 269-152.  The proposed amendment to the

Communications Opportunity, Promotion and Enhancement Act (Cope Act)

added clauses to force service providers to treat all internet traffic

equally–preserving the very pillars which founded the internet–the

free and unbiased flow of information.

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, founder of the internet as we know it, warned that

the internet looks to be entering a “dark period”.  The act now moves to

the US Senate where the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee

will vote late in June.

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