The Senate just voted to uphold net neutrality rules – here’s what happens next

%name The Senate just voted to uphold net neutrality rules – here’s what happens next by Authcom, Nova Scotia\s Internet and Computing Solutions Provider in Kentville, Annapolis Valley

With the support of three Republican senators and all the Democrats, the Senate just voted in favor of a bill that would reverse last year’s contentious decision by the Federal Communications Commission to undo the 2015 net neutrality rules. Obviously, this is a momentous vote and shows that the majority of Senate lawmakers aren’t in favor of the decision FCC chairman Ajit Pai ramrodded through last year.

But before you go screaming to the hills about how the internet has been saved or it’s a “win” for everyday citizens, it’s time for a small reality check. The Senate passing this bill doesn’t mean anything. It will also have to be passed by the House, where Republicans have a more significant majority, and then be signed into law by the President. Without both of those, this is a nice PR stunt for a couple Republicans and not much else.

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