That said, there's still a chance that Net Neutrality could stay in place.
Democrats, along with two independents and Sen. "The FCC and Chairman Pai just triggered a timeline that will culminate in a Senate vote on my resolution, and we can not let up until we win". However, they do not have enough votes to overturn the veto that President Trump would no doubt sign if this were to happen.
The formal publication in the Federal Register means state attorneys general and advocacy groups could file suits to block the order from taking effect. Once a regulation hits the Federal Register, those opposed to it have ten days to file lawsuits with the courts over it.
The Republican-led FCC in December voted 3-2 to overturn rules barring service providers from blocking, slowing access to or charging more for certain content.
The CPUC continues to be committed to consumers having fair and equal access to the Internet.
Internet service providers and wireless carriers are still bound by net neutrality rules, but only for two more months. In theory, service providers could choose which companies succeed and fail. It will have many competitors.
Net neutrality is the basic principle that all internet traffic should be be treated equally.
Companies like Google, Facebook, and Twitter support the rules. The agency also voted to eliminate the legal foundation that gives the FCC oversight of internet service providers. "The net neutrality protections are very, very simple ... this is not something where you would have contradictory regulations in different jurisdictions". The FCC says it will "preempt any state or local measures that would effectively impose rules or requirements that we have repealed or chose to refrain from imposing in this order".
It's a somewhat ironic development. Those who oppose the repeal and support net neutrality fear that ISPs will abuse their power.
Following April 23, it is unlikely to see any massive changes happening even if no further changes are made to reverse the decision to repeal net neutrality. If legal challenges (like the one being conducted by the attorney general of New York) fail to halt the repeal, USA citizens will have to wait until 2020 to vote out Trump and install a new president who will be favorable toward the return of net neutrality.
Several states already have laws that would enforce net neutrality, pending legislation.