"This should not be a partisan issue", Leahy said.
But before you break out the champagne realize that the House of Representatives is unlikely to take up the measure and join the Senate.
"It's time for Speaker Ryan to do his job and let us vote in the House", Welch said.
Senator Ed Markey, the Massachusetts Democrat who introduced Wednesday's resolution, said during debate on the Senate floor that the measure would guarantee "no slowing down certain websites, no blocking websites, and no charging you more to exercise your 21st century right to access the internet". The FCC decision to repeal the regulations was supposed to go into effect on June 11.
Trade groups representing internet providers sent a letter to Capitol Hill on Tuesday urging lawmakers to vote against the CRA. Twenty-three attorney's general have filed a lawsuit to stop the repeal of the rules.
Why this matters: Unwinding net neutrality will be toxic for innovation in America because large companies with deep pockets can easily pay for faster traffic, leaving startups at a disadvantage.
We're not going to lie: this is an uphill battle. "There are some small independent ISPs that have a history of making privacy and net neutrality a priority, and if people have the option of patronizing them instead, they should".
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Experts including Amanda Lotz, a professor of communication studies and screen arts and cultures at the University of MI, do not anticipate internet access will change noticeably come mid-June. "A free and open internet is one of our society's great equalizers and I will continue to fight for citizens' access to it".
By any legitimate measure, the Obama Administration's legal approach to Net Neutrality was an unmitigated disaster.
The 2015 rules were meant to ensure a free and open internet, give consumers equal access to Web content and bar broadband service providers from favoring their own material or others'.
Pai's opponents have said the rules are a necessary consumer protection as the internet has become more vital to supporting the economic livelihoods of everyday Americans.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai called the vote disappointing but added that "ultimately, I'm confident that their effort to reinstate heavy-handed government regulation of the Internet will fail". The bill will now move to the House, where another majority vote is required, but Republicans have stronger control, with 235 members versus the Democrats' 193. "Net neutrality protected everyone ... that era, the era of an open Internet, will unfortunately soon come to an end".
She advocates for Congress to take up legislation setting policies around internet openness in law.
"Today, we show the American people who sides with them and who sides with the powerful special interests and corporate donors who are thriving under this administration", Sen.