House Endorsement Of Net Neutrality Only Symbolic

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Legislation to restore the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules passed a big hurdle Wednesday as the House of Representatives approved the bill in a 232 to 190 vote. No Democrats voted against the bill. Representative Bill Posey of Florida was the only Republican to vote in favor of it. 

However, it’s far from becoming law, and faces long odds. If it fails to do so, the UK is likely to feel the results – whether they be a more competitive broadband market or a diminished internet. 

Paul Bischoff, Privacy Advocate with Comparitech.com:

“The House of Representatives’ endorsement of net neutrality is an encouraging step in the right direction, even if it is only symbolic. Our poll shows that Americans overwhelmingly support net neutrality across both generational and political lines. By approving the bill in the House, every member of Congress – and possibly the president – will have a chance to prove whether they represent the will of their constituents or corporate-backed lobbyists. When election time comes, I hope this doomed bill serves as a clear record of who did the right thing and supported a free and open internet.”

 

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