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BOOYAH! United State Senate Votes 52-47 To Restore Net Neutrality

Business Insider reports:

The US Senate on Wednesday voted narrowly in favor of reinstating the Federal Communications Commission’s net-neutrality rules. Though the vote on the measure has been expected for months, its outcome had been uncertain going into the vote. Fifty senators previously declared their support for it — one shy of the majority needed to pass it.

In the end, three Republicans joined with all 47 Democrats and two Democratic-leaning senators to back the measure.

Earlier in the day, the measure overcame a procedural hurdle, portending its eventual outcome. The same three Republicans — Susan Collins of Maine, John Kennedy of Louisiana, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — joined with their colleagues across the aisle to pass a motion to proceed with a final vote. Collins had previously said she supported the underlying measure.

The next step is to get it approved by the House and signed by President Trump, Internet service providers would have to continue following rules that prohibit blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization.

There is no guarantee that Trump will sign it.

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