US Senate Votes in Favor of Net Neutrality

The US Senate voted in favor of retaining the Obama-era open internet rules last Wednesday. The move, which seeks to overturn the FCC’s decision, is said to have a slim chance of approval in the House of Representatives of the White House.

Three Republicans, John Kennedy, Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, and two independents, were seen voting with 47 Democrats to reverse the Trump administration’s decision.

Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer reasoned out that the internet should be treated like the public good that it is. Schumer pointed out that water companies or phone companies are not allowed to discriminate against customers, which is why it should not be done to the internet either.

Source: Reuters

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