Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Monday September 12, 2016

Congress Can Save the Internet

I know, I know, we're all supposed to have faith in our government but headlines like this scare me to death. Let's just hope Washington can pull it together long enough to do the right thing when it comes to U.S. oversight of the internet.

The good news is it appears congressional leaders have agreed to rescue the internet in time to prevent the Sept. 30 expiration of U.S. oversight. Sen. Ted Cruz, who has pushed hard against the plan since it was announced two years ago, told me last week he’s "cautiously optimistic" legislators will block it through a rider to the federal budget: "The basic proposition of keeping the internet free has united Republicans across the spectrum and should also unite Democrats with Republicans."

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