U.S. Senate Taking Action Over FCC’s Repeal of Net-Neutrality

Heitkamp says repealing the net neutrality rules could lead to higher prices for consumers

NATIONAL — One day after attorneys general for 21 states and the District of Columbia sued to block the FCC’s repeal of net-neutrality rules, the Senate is poised to take action.

A Senate resolution to reverse the repeal has the support of 50 senators and required the support of just one more senator to pass under Congressional Review Act rules.

Net neutrality rules barred companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon from interfering with internet traffic and favoring their own sites and apps.

Senator Heidi Heitkamp says she has heard concerns from small business owners in North Dakota about the impact of repealing net neutrality protections.

“I have heard from literally thousands of North Dakotans,” Senator Heitkamp said. “Many, many of them young people who have written to their congressman or to a senator for the first time in their lives and they’re asking that the internet be left open and fair for everyone.”

Heitkamp says repealing the net neutrality rules could lead to higher prices for consumers, slower internet traffic, and even blocked websites.

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