Ever since the FCC voted to repeal net neutrality last December, we’ve seen the protections for a free and open internet declared dead more than once. On Monday, the rules “officially” come off the books. The reality is net neutrality is on life support and there’s still reason to believe it will return.
A surprising thing happened on Wednesday: The Senate did something good.
In a monumental decision that will resonate through election season, the U.S. Senate on Wednesday voted 52-47 to reinstate the net neutrality protections the Federal Communications Commission decided to repeal last December.
It’s taken months to pull together a vote to save net neutrality from the FCC guillotine, but the moment is finally upon us.
It’s a confusing time for net neutrality legislation. Since the FCC voted to repeal Title II protections for the open web in December, a lot of solutions are being thrown around. One good rule is to never trust any arguments presented by telecoms. Alas, on Tuesday, AT&T issued a laughable statement saying it supports…