• Senate approves bipartisan resolution to restore FCC net neutrality rules

    8 monthes ago - By Philly

    Senate Democrats have been pushing for a vote to try to restore net neutrality rules. It's finally arrived.
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  • After Senate victory, House announces plans to force its own vote on net neutrality

    8 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    Hot on the heels of a surprising 52-47 Senate disapproval of the FCC's new, weaker net neutrality rules, the House of Representatives will soon attempt to force a similar vote under the Congressional Review Act. Representative Mike Doyle announced in a statement and at a press conference following the Senate vote that he will begin the process first thing tomorrow morning.
    “I have introduced a companion CRA in the house,” Rep. Doyle said, “but I'm also going to begin a discharge petition which we will have open for signature tomorrow morning. And I urge every member who's uproots a free...
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  • Senate votes to reinstate net neutrality

    Senate votes to reinstate net neutrality

    8 monthes ago - By Venture Beat

    The U.S. Senate voted 52 to 47 on Wednesday to reverse the Federal Communications Commission decision in December to repeal landmark 2015 net neutrality rules, but it still faces an uphill battle. The margin was larger than expected with three Republicans voting with 47 Democrats and two independents to reverse the Trump administr...
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  • Senate Approves Overturning FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

    Senate Approves Overturning FCC's Net Neutrality Repeal

    8 monthes ago - By NPR

    Several Republicans joined Democrats in voting to overturn the FCC's controversial decision. But the measure has little chance of success in the House.
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  • Today's net neutrality Senate victory was symbolic. Maybe now the real fight can resume

    8 monthes ago - By Fast Company

    Having passed a U.S. Senate resolution with no chance in the House, activists can refocus efforts on federal lawsuits and state legislation.
    They did it. Senate Democrats, two independents, and three Republicans succeeded in passing a Congressional Review Act resolution to overturn the 2017 FCC's overturn of the 2015 FCC's net neutrality regulations. If you think the preceding sentence sounds confusing, don't blame yourself. Today's 52-47 vote is a political victory-not a substantive one-for proponents of net neutrality regulations.
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  • Senate Votes to Halt the Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

    8 monthes ago - By Fortune

    Senate Democrats and three Republicans have voted to halt the repeal of Obama-era net neutrality rules.
    On Wednesday, in a 52-47 vote, 49 Democrats and Republicans Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska backed the measure to halt the repeal, according to CNN.
    The net neutrality rules were enacted in 2015 to keep internet providers from slowing down or blocking content, as well as to prevent those providers from charging higher prices for faster service. The Republican-controlled FCC in 2017 voted to get rid of those rules and replace...
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  • Senate disapproves FCC's net neutrality rollback under Congressional Review Act

    8 monthes ago - By Tech Crunch

    The Senate today voted 52-47 to disapprove the FCC's recent order replacing 2015's net neutrality rules, a pleasant surprise for internet advocates and consumers throughout the country. Although the disapproval will almost certainly not lead to the new rules being undone, it is a powerful statement of solidarity with a constituency activated against this deeply unpopular order.
    BREAKING: The Senate just voted to restore NetNeutrality! We won.
    To all of those who kept fighting and didn't get discouraged: you did this. You raised your voices and we heard you. Thank you.
    Now the fight...
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  • The US Senate is voting today on whether to restore the FCC's net-neutrality rules

    8 monthes ago - By Chron

    Thomson Reuters
    The US Senate is voting Wednesday on whether to put the Federal Communications Commission's net-neutrality rules back in place.
    The Senate resolution would overturn a vote by the agency in December to scuttle its open-internet regulations.
    The resolution has drawn the support of half of all senators, but it needs a majority vote to pass.
    Even if it passes, the resolution faces a dubious future, as it would go to the House of Representatives and, if it passes there, to President Donald Trump.
    The US Senate on Wednesday is scheduled to vote on whether to reinstate the Federal...
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