House Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

2000px-Seal_of_the_United_States_House_of_Representatives.svg.pngThe U.S. House of Representatives has voted to reinstate net neutrality rules, in a vote 232-190.

If the Save the Internet Act (HR 1644) is restored, it would bring back the 2015 Obama-era net neutrality order. Net neutrality prevents Internet service providers from intentionally blocking, slowing down traffic or charging premium prices for specific online content.

The Trump administration voted to repeal the rules in December 2017. This latest victory for open Internet proponents faces a tough road ahead. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the bill will be “dead on arrival,” and President Trump has threatened to veto the bill if it does land on his desk.

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