ND senators split on net neutrality vote

ND senators split on net neutrality vote

That's the takeaway from today's victory in the Senate, where 52 Senators, including three Republicans, voted in support of a resolution that would reverse last year's FCC ruling to end net neutrality. Susan Collins of Maine, John Kennedy of Louisiana and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. The Senate measure needs to win a vote in the House where Republicans have a larger majority, and to get a signature from President Donald Trump, who supports the FCC's action.

"Let's treat the internet like the public good that it is".

"A free and open internet is essential to fostering innovation and education, and promoting civic engagement", Sen. "So much for the light-touch approach that helped the early internet grow", said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in a statement before the vote.

Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., said the internet thrived long before the Obama administration stepped in with rules in 2015, and he predicted that when the FCC repeal is in place, consumers won't notice a change in their service. In the words of Comcast's CEO Brian Roberts, broadband providers were more concerned about "the authority of the government to go to places that they said they weren't going to, but legally they could go to [] with Title II".

Net neutrality rules hurt the small rural internet companies the most, like MTA or TelAlaska.

The Texas senator, who is gearing up to take on Rep. Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) in an already contentious midterm election, argued that there has been no harm done since the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) revoked the Obama-era rules back in December 2017. The regulation's supporters have warned against allowing ISPs to charge websites for faster service at the expense of competition. That's not impossible - net neutrality has broad support from voters in both parties - but even then, the chances of the bill making it through the White House are slim. Mazie Hirono cited Madame Pele and the recent 50-inch deluge on the North Shore of Kauai as the Senate Wednesday passed a measure meant to restore Obama-era net neutrality rules.

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Cruz, who voted down the Congressional Review Act (CRA) forced to the floor by Democrats, told IJR that he's not concerned over Democrats using his vote against him or other Republicans up for reelection in the fall.

In December, a University of Maryland poll found that 83 percent of Americans, including 75 percent of Republicans, were opposed to ending net neutrality.

Fox Business and One American News Network, a decidedly pro-Trump outlet known for pushing conspiracy theories, aired full reports of the net neutrality vote.

"We're just going to keep operating as we have been", Nishi said.

"The Senate, in bipartisan fashion today, took the first step forward in preserving the strong internet economy that is seven percent of our GDP, but thirteen percent of the Northwest economy", said Senator Cantwell.

And, with the old net neutrality rules officially set to expire on June 11, time is running out for the House to act. Removing these rules of the road amounted to a greenlight for potential anti-competitive practices by Internet Service Providers, harming Internet users in Virginia and across the country.

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