Voters Kill Net Neutrality
As a Website attorney, I believe political support for Net Neutrality was just killed in the voting booths nationwide.
95 Democrat congressional candidates signed a pledge in favor of Network Neutrality. Of those 95, every single one appears to have lost election/re-election.
Net Neutrality Makes Bad Politics
Although there a variety of issues at stake, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist, or a Website attorney for that matter, to figure out that going 0 for 95 makes a poor case for any politician in the near-term to vote for Net Neutrality.
Net Neutrality by Regulatory Fiat?
The only way you’ll see this zombie revived in the short-term is if White House pushes federal regulatory agencies to circumvent Congress and impose Network Neutrality by fiat. Given the track record of the administration to appoint rogue “Czars,” this possibility of regulatory Net Neutrality still exists despite prior court rulings that the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) lacks the power to implement it.
However, imposing Network Neutrality by regulation instead of law would be foolish when the opposition party now controls the purse strings for those agencies after recapturing the U.S. House of Representatives.
To your online success!
-Mike the Website attorney