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Groups Urge Sen. McConnell to Hold Vote on Net Neutrality Restoration Bill

Groups Urge Sen. McConnell to Hold Vote on Net Neutrality Restoration Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky. (Susan Walsh/AP)

By    |   Monday, 10 June 2019 05:03 PM

More than 100 groups are lobbying Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call for a vote on restoring net neutrality one year after the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) erased the rules.

As The Hill reported, 103 activist groups will deliver a letter to McConnell Tuesday morning asking him to take up the Save the Internet Act and hold a chamber vote on the resolution.

"Senator McConnell, we call on you to enact the will of hundreds of millions of people who support open internet protections and broadband competition, and the millions who have taken action demanding them, by allowing senators to vote on the Save the Internet Act," the letter reads.

The measure passed in the House in April.

Led by chairman Ajit Pai, the FCC struck down net neutrality a year ago, opening the door for internet service providers to place restrictions on content and offer different packages with varying internet speeds to consumers.

Critics say net neutrality did not discriminate against types of content, which created a more equal playing field in terms of data speeds.

The pushback to ditching net neutrality was so strong that Pai and his family received death threats.

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