By  on May 16, 2018

The fate of net neutrality has hung in the balance since the Federal Communications Commission’s Ajit Pai stepped in, gunning for the measure. But despite the commissioner’s efforts, the Senate voted Wednesday to nullify the FCC’s repeal.

The premise of net neutrality is to bar internet service providers from prioritizing traffic speeds to certain cherry-picked sites and services, effectively keeping the online space as neutral territory. The measure gained support under the Obama administration, but landed on the current administration’s hit list of rollbacks for rules established by the Trump predecessor.

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