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Old 05-16-2018, 04:44 PM   #1
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The Senate just voted to restore #NetNeutrality! We won.

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.

To be clear, the FCC’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” is still set to take effect in June.

Senate Joint Resolution 52 officially disapproves the rule under the Congressional Review Act, which allows Congress to undo recently created rules by federal agencies. It will have to pass in the House as well and then be signed by the president for the old rules to be restored (that or a two-thirds majority, which is equally unlikely).

On the other hand, forcing everyone in Congress to officially weigh in will potentially make this an issue in the upcoming midterms.

“‘Do you support net neutrality?’ Every candidate in America is going to be asked that question,” said Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) at a press conference after the vote.

Senator Schatz (D-HI) related that a Republican colleague of his told him that their office had received more than 6,000 calls from people expressing support for net neutrality and the FCC’s original rules, and 10 opposed.

Senate votes to reverse FCC order and restore net neutrality TechCrunch
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Old 05-16-2018, 04:56 PM   #2
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Re: The Senate just voted to restore #NetNeutrality! We won.

That's great news...good to hear!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-16-2018, 05:40 PM   #3
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Re: The Senate just voted to restore #NetNeutrality! We won.

Still not going to change the fact we over pay for the service and have data caps.
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Old 05-16-2018, 06:29 PM   #4
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Re: The Senate just voted to restore #NetNeutrality! We won.

No but it will stop all the providers of really charging extra for data you already paid for in your monthly bill!
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Old 05-18-2018, 09:02 AM   #5
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Re: The Senate just voted to restore #NetNeutrality! We won.

Someone on Facebook was complaining that their ISP doubled their rates, already. Can you say Frontier????
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Old 05-19-2018, 09:45 PM   #6
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Rates go up about 10% every year. The government doesn't care what the isp's do. They just want to be able to spy on everyone.
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