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Senate keeps net neutrality alive with a 52-47 vote; next stop, the House

With the life of net neutrality hanging in the balance, the Senate voted 52-47 to repeal the misleadingly named “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” that actually would eliminate the Obama-era regulation. Net neutrality prevents ISPs and wireless carriers from discriminating against certain content by blocking its dissemination, or by charging content providers for access to a faster data stream (See the illustration at the top of this story). With net neutrality in effect, ISPs and wireless operators are forced to treat all content the same.
Since January, it was apparent …

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