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Senate votes to reinstate Obama-era net neutrality rules

By MarketWatch

The Senate voted Wednesday to reinstate Obama-era open-internet rules, handing a symbolic defeat to the Trump administration over its efforts to roll back those regulationsRead full story

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  • I’m actually curious to see what happens in the house. The chalk is certainly long odds in a heavily Republican chamber, but it is an election year. I think enough Americans care about/have heard about net neutrality to make a consumer-based decision at the polls on this issue. Still, deep lobbying pockets and a near certain veto from the White House mean there’s probably less intrigue here than I’m trying to make out. Damn shame. This issue seems to go back and forth legislatively every other year

    I’m actually curious to see what happens in the house. The chalk is certainly long odds in a heavily Republican chamber, but it is an election year. I think enough Americans care about/have heard about net neutrality to make a consumer-based decision at the polls on this issue. Still, deep lobbying pockets and a near certain veto from the White House mean there’s probably less intrigue here than I’m trying to make out. Damn shame. This issue seems to go back and forth legislatively every other year, so my long term prediction is that it will ultimately end up in the courts and a landmark freedom of speech ruling will be made in either direction. That’s where the real intrigue will be.

  • Wow! Cable companies are really going to need to figure out how to make up for all the Cable TV subscribers their losing now.

  • Logic prevails. But how the hell did this happen when the GOP controls the senate? It's like we're in The Upside Down.

  • At least one part of the house has some sense!

  • A modest win for Senate democrats - but the bill is not expected to advance in Paul Ryan's House of Representatives.

  • This is a plot twist... American representatives representing their constituents???

  • This is why the GOP will win bigly in the midterms.

  • No more control for business profits, more for citizens!! That’s why they undo everything else President Obama accomplished. US Air, land and water quality has already deteriorated with the pen of DJT in favor of corporate uncontrolled dumping and releasing toxicity for children to breath and inferred like Flint, MI. American will fall at humanity stands we’ve held for 250+ years. Until now.

  • Awwww....

    Poor thumper...

    2 days...

    2 slaps in the face...

    GeeGollyWhumperz i feel b...

    No I don’t...

    Yippeee!!!

    Guess other people sent letters to their congress reps like I did to Senator zipout spine deanie heller!!!

    Come on St Bob Mueller....

    End this figgin’ nightmare...

  • Nothing "neutral" about #NetNeutrality. #Repressive. #Tyranny

  • Wake me up when the House does the same.

  • Hahaha see how the modern democracy lacks the consistency in policy making, which is being scorned by Chinese. The motive of Trump seems to be a reckless “predecessor denial” simply to exaggerate his superficial performance by contrasting his radical momentum with discreet Obama.

  • Stop the presses. GOP legislators must have lost their minds. Passing a bill which would benefit most of the voting public is almost heresy.

  • You only have to look so far as Mexico to understand what ending net neutrality could mean for the American telecom industry.

  • Net Neutrality!

  • This is good news for all of Asia

  • they already have, by jacking up internet only rates that are twice as high as they were 4 years ago.

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