US Senate overturns Pai's net neutrality weed-whacker plans

US Senate overturns Pai's net neutrality weed-whacker plans

WASHINGTON (AP) - Senate Democrats, joined by three Republicans, pushed through a measure Wednesday meant to revive Obama-era internet rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic, though opposition in the House and the White House seems insurmountable.

Critics, including the Trump administration, said overregulation was stifling innovation, and they backed the FCC's move, which is still set to take effect next month.

Still, Democrats are already using their messaging in campaign material.

While Democrats recognize they are unlikely to reverse the FCC's rule, they see the issue as a key policy desire that energizes their base voters, a top priority ahead of the midterm elections. "And it will continue to be free and open once the Restoring Internet Freedom Order takes effect on June 11", he asserted.

All the Senate Democrats and Independents voted against it, and were joined by three Republican Senators: Susan Collins of Maine, John Kennedy of Louisiana, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.

Comcast Corp., Verizon Communications Inc. and AT&T Inc. have pledged to not block or discriminate against legal content after the net neutrality rules expire.

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The U.S. Senate Wednesday voted to save net neutrality by overturning a decision made by the Federal Communications Commission to repeal the regulations made in 2015 under President Barack Obama. In a statement sent around Wednesday evening, the DSCC wrote that, "Today Democrats had to demand a vote to protect free and open internet, another reminder of how far Republicans will go to make life more expensive for Americans. Strong consumer protections from deceptive practices, including slowing promised internet speeds, can be implemented without the heavy-handedness of net neutrality".

As reported by the Guardian, Senator John Thune, a Republican from South Dakota labelled the Senate's vote as "political theatre", saying it stood no chance of approval by the House.

"Today is a monumental day", said Democratic senator Edward Markey during a debate. Democrats think the fight to restore the rules could be a political victor during November's congressional midterm elections even if the effort is unsuccessful, as it will force Republicans to record a vote against reinstating the rules.

A major objection about the Net neutrality rules was the FCC's decision to classify broadband as a more highly regulated utilitylike service under Title 2 of federal telecommunications law.

Markey said net neutrality has worked for the smallest voices and the largest, but he said internet service providers are trying to change the rules to benefit their interests.

Fox Business and One American News Network, a decidedly pro-Trump outlet known for pushing conspiracy theories, aired full reports of the net neutrality vote.

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