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The Senate Voted to Stand Up for Net Neutrality, Now Tell the House to Do the Same


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The Senate Voted to Stand Up for Net Neutrality, Now Tell the House to Do the Same

Katharine Trendacosta

The Senate has voted to restore the 2015 Open Internet Order and reject the FCC’s attempt to gut net neutrality. This is a great first step, but now the fight moves to the House of Representatives.

The final Senate vote was 52 to 47 in favor. That puts a bare majority of the Senate in step with the 86% of Americans who oppose the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality protections.


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A trifling victory, considering the opposition that will come from the house and the president, but a victory nonetheless if at least for the symbolic value and the potential to galvanize further action in the future.


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“That puts a bare majority of the Senate in step with the 86% of Americans who oppose the FCC’s repeal of net neutrality protections.”

Give THAT some serious thought and then ask where our “We the People WANT” representation is!


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Just when was the last time the House ever did what the American people want! I can’t remember!


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I believe representative democracy does not work because it is designed to serve the capitalist form of government. Infinite growth on a finite planet, straight over the edge, into desolation row.

Congress may fund prisons and oppose accelerating social evolution. Cut off discoveries people see with their own eyes and big telescopes looking billions of years into the past, when the first evolving suns were large, blue, and short living. Be that as it may; Chinese, Korean and Russian moon telescopes will be part of permanent lunar colonies, leaving behind relatively uneducated and totally broke distributed intelligence languishing in english speaking north Americans.


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This just illustrates how poorly the government protects the interests of the American people. As such an obviously one sided issue there should be no danger of ending net neutrality.