Published On: mer, Mai 16th, 2018

Net Neutrality Resolution Expected To Pass Senate, But Still Has An Uphill Battle

US Senate voting on bringing back net neutrality

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a resolution bringing back net neutrality regulations at 3 p.m. Eastern time today, although it is unlikely that the U.S. House will take up the measure before the end of this term or win approval from President Trump should it clear both chambers.

In an open meeting that was interrupted by a bomb threat on December 14, 2017, the Republican majority on the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality in an order called “Restoring Internet Freedom.” The regulation is scheduled to officially end on June 11.

Deadline Hollywood provided this background on the opposition to the FCC’s 2017 action that repealed net neutrality.

“Opponents of the [repeal], including several leading tech companies and the two Democratic FCC commissioners, say the rollback will enable gatekeepers such as Comcast and Verizon to create Internet fast lanes, disrupting free expression. Regardless of today’s final vote, the rollback could be decided via pending legal challenges in federal court.”

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Net Neutrality Resolution Expected To Pass Senate, But Still Has An Uphill Battle