The measure, approved by a 52-47 vote, would void a decision made in December by the Republican majority of the Federal Communications Commission to scrap the regulations established in 2015 by the agency when Democrats controlled it during the Obama administration.
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The change in regulation, she said, "gives king-making power" to internet service providers.
Republicans said they were willing to work with Democrats on enshrining the principle of net neutrality in legislation.
Even if it passes, the resolution faces a dubious future, as it would go to the House of Representatives and, if it passes there, to President Donald Trump.
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Under Pai's leadership, the FCC voted 3-2, along party lines, last December to discard the rules and replace them with a light-touch set of regulations that do not prohibit internet service providers from blocking or speeding up access to sites or giving priority to their own content.
"I haven't talked to anyone who isn't for net neutrality generically", Hoeven said.
Tech companies have been signaling that the repeal of net neutrality could lead to significant financial consequences.
"Try polling, instead, should the federal government have the authority to regulate the internet and regulate terms of service and pricing".
While to some it seems like a long shot, advocates and supporters are relying on the majority of the American people across the political spectrum who support net neutrality.
But many politicians are convinced the issue will help motivate younger people to vote in the 2018 congressional elections and numerous polls show overwhelming public support for retaining the Obama-era net neutrality rules. Susan Collins (Maine), Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), and John Kennedy (La.). Internet access is a "necessity" and should be "affordable to every American, regardless of your ability to pay". But the House isn't likely to take it up. Chairman Wheeler's Net Neutrality is, in a nutshell, zero-price wholesale rate regulation without due process. "This bill will restore a free and open internet, putting businesses, classrooms, and health care just a click away". Today's vote is a sign that the fight for internet freedom is far from over. Calling on Congress to reject the resolution in favor of developing bipartisan legislation to replace the FCC rules, the groups argued that the CRA does "nothing" to address the data mining and other practices of tech companies who have come under growing scrutiny for their role in facilitating the spread of online misinformation and harassment.
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