Senate backs effort to restore 'net neutrality'

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The Senate has voted to kill a Federal Communications Commission rule that repealed the Obama administration's ban on internet providers blocking or slowing down certain content.Back in December, the FCC repealed "net neutrality" rules that ensured equal treatment for all web traffic.The Obama-era rule prevented providers such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps. Critics, including the Trump administration, said over-regulation was stifling innovation.Three Republicans joined with Democrats in voting to repeal the FCC rule t...

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