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6:56 am on May 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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In a surprising turn-about, the US Senate voted to keep Net Neutrality law thanks to several supportive Republicans.

Most polls show a majority of Americans support net neutrality, even though internet service providers and Republicans have generally faulted the rules as too antiquated and an impediment to investment into new networks.
[cnet.com...]

However it may not pass the House of Representatives and is sure to be blocked by the White House.
9:47 am on May 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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- Citizens support net neutrality,
- Companies do not,

Aren't "Representatives " supposed to represent those who voted for them ?
11:09 am on May 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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In America, "Representatives" represent those who fund their campaigns i.e. companies.
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Regrettably not only in the US. Worse in the EU (especially at EU level which small companies just cannot reach).
5:26 pm on May 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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Too early to celebrate. Not saved.
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In America, "Representatives" represent those who fund their campaigns i.e. companies.

Yes, silly me, and companies are the one providing the jobs to the citizens, and paying their taxes, so supporting companies this is also supporting citizens, obvious.
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It could take a year or more to get down to the House of Representatives for a vote. By that time there could be a much different partisan balance and of course during this time the FCC changes remain blocked.
8:34 pm on May 17, 2018 (gmt 0)

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A White House veto kills it as well as having to pass the House.

When NN is explained as the internet being lumped in with electric, water, trash, and other public utilities the consumer support changes dramatically.

All that's happened is a show vote leading up to the mid-terms so some in office can say "we did something".
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All that's happened is a show vote leading up to the mid-terms so some in office can say "we did something".
Or to show who didn't :)
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That, too, though isn't that a bit obvious? ;)
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All that's happened is a show vote leading up to the mid-terms so some in office can say "we did something".


Right.

As I posted before you, it's too early to celebrate.
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What's important is the FCC action to reverse Net Neutrality has been stopped. Whether it remains stopped will likely depend on the mid term elections.
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Whether it remains stopped will likely depend on the mid term elections.

But are you sure things will reverse? I bet that this is the same companies which are financing both camps, or/and financing the favorites...
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@Travis - this is the US Senate. They voted. They stopped the FCC's attempt to reverse Net Neutrality. Read the link.

Things are always changing and this may get changed many times still. But as it stands now, Net Neutrality is alive and well.
 

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