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Senate Approves Bill to Restore Net Neutrality Rules

HeadlineMay 17, 2018
H6 senate votes for net neutrality

The Senate voted narrowly Wednesday to reverse the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality rules, in a victory for advocates of the open internet. The Senate bill would reimpose rules barring internet service providers from stopping or slowing down the delivery of websites, and would bar companies from charging extra fees for high-quality streaming video. Wednesday’s 52-47 vote—mostly along party lines—sets up a battle in the Republican-controlled House. This is California Democratic Congressmember Anna Eshoo, whose district includes much of Silicon Valley.

Rep. Anna Eshoo: “Fundamentally, this is about ensuring that you, myself—all of us—we are the ones, we are the individuals, that decide what we want to hear, what we want to watch, what we want to play, what we want to read.”

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