Se­nate votes for net neu­tral­ity; House is un­likely to go along

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The Se­nate ap­proved a mea­sure pushed by Democrats on Wed­nes­day that would quash the Fed­eral Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Com­mis­sion’s plan to over­turn so-called net neu­tral­ity rules.

Democrats were able to pre­vail 52-47 in the Se­nate with all of their party on board, plus three Re­pub­li­cans.

The mea­sure is un­likely to pass in the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives. Even if it did, it would have to be ap­proved by Pres­i­dent Trump.

Net neu­tral­ity is the prin­ci­ple that In­ter­net ser­vice providers should give con­sumers ac­cess to con­tent on an equal ba­sis, not fa­vor­ing some sources or block­ing oth­ers.

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