House and Senate Democrats introduced a bill last week that aims to bring back net neutrality. The rules were originally put in place by the Barack Obama administration in 2015 to prohibit internet providers from selectively favoring, blocking or slowing content on the internet.
The Donald Trump administration rolled back those rules, arguing that the Federal Communications Commission didn’t have the power to enforce them.
The new bill faces long odds of passing, but it would, once more, give the FCC oversight of internet service providers, or ISPs.
Marketplace’s Meghan McCarty Carino speaks with Ryan Singel, an open internet fellow at Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society. He said the legislation does this by changing how internet service is categorized. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.