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Ahead of a U.S. Senate vote, Democratic lawmakers are seeking to save net neutrality, ABC News reports. The Senate will be voting on the Federal Communications Commission’s Internet Freedom Order. The bill will repeal net neutrality and give internet oversight responsibility to the Federal Trade Commission. Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., is leading the effort to shut down the FCC bill. “If the FTC has jurisdiction and internet service providers do not support net neutrality protections, there’s nothing the FTC can do to stop internet service providers from setting up online fast and slow lanes,� Markey said. “The FTC is simply not equipped to protect the free and open internet.� Every Senate Democrat, plus Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, supports repealing the FCC bill.
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