UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — The U.S. Senate passed a bill, which attempts to block the Federal Communications Commission decision to repeal net neutrality rules.
On May 16, the Senate narrowly voted 52 to 47 to reverse the Trump administration’s push to return internet regulation to a so-called “light-touch approach.”
The move comes in response to the FCC’s announcement earlier this month that current net neutrality rules would end on June 11.
In 2015, the Obama administration instated net neutrality rules, which prevented internet providers from blocking or slowing down access to online content or charging consumers more for so-called “fast lanes.”
The FCC voted to overturn the rules in December, arguing that the Obama administration imposed unnecessary restrictions on a system that was not broken.
Despite the Senate bill’s passing, the measure is unlikely to be approved by the House of Representatives or the White House.