Senate votes to restore net neutrality; Bill goes on to House

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The Senate has voted to pass a measure to keep net neutrality rules the same.

Massachusetts Senators Ed Markey and Elizabeth Warren were two of the 49 Democrats who backed the measure that would repeal changes to net neutrality.

Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer spoke after the vote began Wednesday, arguing that “future of the internet” is at stake.

The final tally was 52 to 47, as three Republican senators joined senate Democrats in voting yes Wednesday. The bill would reverse a decision the FCC made last December, to undo net neutrality rules, put in place by the Obama administration.

This comes just weeks before June 11, which is when the net neutrality rules would end.

The measure now goes to the House, where it’s not expected to pass. If it fails, internet providers would be able to favor certain websites, by slowing them down or speeding them up.
 

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