5/16/2018, 9:53 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Senate votes to protect net neutrality rules

The United States Senate voted on Wednesday to protect the Federal Communications Commission's (FCC) net neutrality rules from being repealed.

Democrats forced the vote using a legislative tool called Congressional Review Act (CRA), which allows for overturning of decisions from federal agencies. After passing in the Senate, the bill goes to the Republican-led House, where the Democrats would need 25 Republican votes to bring it up for a vote.

Last Thursday, FCC filed a notice announcing that the decision to abolish net neutrality rules will take effect on June 11, extending the previous April 23 deadline.

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