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The Senate is one Republican vote away from passing a resolution to keep net neutrality By Aaron Colen

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The FCC voted to eliminate net neutrality in December, but now the Senate may be very close to passing a resolution that seeks to restore the Obama-era regulations, according to The Washington Post.

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When an independent agency makes a decision like the one the FCC made to eliminate net neutrality, Congress has 60 legislative days to reverse it.

As of Monday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that all 49 Democrats, plus one Republican, Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, supported a resolution to restore net neutrality.

“With full caucus support, it’s clear that Democrats are fighting to keep the internet from becoming the Wild West where ISPs are free to offer premium service to only the wealthiest customers while average consumers are left with far inferior options,” Schumer said.

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