The Senate voted to reinstate net neutrality … now what?
May 18, 2018

The Senate voted to reinstate net neutrality … now what?

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The Senate voted earlier this week to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to roll back net neutrality rules. But in order for the FCC’s decision to be reversed, a similar vote would have to pass the house and be signed by the president. But the vote did accomplish one big thing: It reminded politicians that consumers care about net neutrality and support some kind of regulation on big telecom companies. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood spoke with Brian Fung of the Washington Post about what he learned from senators after the vote.  

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Did our lack of trust in Big Cable sway the net neutrality vote?

The rules aren't likely to be resurrected soon. But the Senate vote did accomplish something.
Demonstrators outside the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington, D.C., in December protest the end of net neutrality rules.
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The Senate voted earlier this week to overturn the Federal Communications Commission’s decision to roll back net neutrality rules. But in order for the FCC’s decision to be reversed, a similar vote would have to pass the house and be signed by the president. But the vote did accomplish one big thing: It reminded politicians that consumers care about net neutrality and support some kind of regulation on big telecom companies. Marketplace Tech host Molly Wood spoke with Brian Fung of the Washington Post about what he learned from senators after the vote.  

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