U.S. US Senate Democrats received a major victory on Wednesday, when the panel voted 52-47 to lift the Federal Communications Commission's "reformulation of the Internet freedom", which ended the net neutrality protection of the Obama era.
The measure was passed with a better margin than it is expected that three Republicans and two independents will help bring the Democrats to the top, Reuters has observed and dominated the Republican The House of Representatives and a probable veto of President Donald Trump must survive against any return to net neutrality.
The Senate Democrats used the Congressional Review Act to force a vote on the issue that net neutrality will disappear on 1
Net neutrality advocates have become concerned If ISPs are no longer subject to Title II provisions, they will preferentially block or throttle traffic by favoring their own services or customers and partners who best pay for these tactics.
Among the corporate supporters of neutrality is Apple. The company's business model is highly dependent on high-speed Internet access, be it for services such as Apple Music, iTunes and FaceTime, or just for general usability.
"An open internet ensures that hundreds of millions of consumers get the experience they want over their broadband connections and use the devices that have made them an integral part of their lives," noted company August Brief FCC should direct the thinking of the agency.