WKSU: Resolution to Save Net Neutrality is set for a Senate Vote Wednesday

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WKSU: Resolution to Save Net Neutrality is set for a Senate Vote Wednesday

Net neutrality gives every American equal access to a free and open internet. It means major companies can’t prioritize certain content or sites — or charge users more to access videos, or search engines. But last year, the FCC moved to roll net neutrality rules back, prioritizing corporate interests over consumers.

Net neutrality rollback is supposed to go into effect June 11. This week, though, the Senate is set to vote on a resolution undoing the repeal. Sherrod—who’s spoken out in support of net neutrality —continues to be a leading voice for a free and open internet, where all Americans can access the information they need.

WKSU: Resolution to Save Net Neutrality is set for a Senate Vote Wednesday

Philip De Oliveira – May 14, 2018

Key points:

  • The Senate is scheduled to vote this week on a resolution to undo the Trump administration’s repeal of net neutrality rules. Senate Democrats are forcing the vote less than a month before the new rules are scheduled to take effect.
  • At the moment, all 49 Democratic senators and one Republican support the resolution to preserve the Obama-era net neutrality rules.
  • Senator Sherrod Brown said he assumes every member of the House in Ohio will hear from their constituents on this issue, but that it’ll be a difficult fight against corporate interests, many of whom want to gut the rules.
  • As it stands now, the Trump administration’s repeal of net neutrality is set to take effect on June 11.

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