U.S. Senate Votes in Favor of 'Net Neutrality' Rules

Published November 10, 2011

| Reuters

President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Thursday blocked a Republican-backed resolution to disapprove of the Federal Communications Commission's new rules on ``net neutrality.''

On a vote of 52-46, the Democratic-led Senate rejected a motion to proceed to the resolution, which Obama had threatened to veto.

The so-called net neutrality rules, adopted by a divided FCC last December, forbid broadband providers from blocking legal content while leaving flexibility for providers to manage their networks. They go into effect Nov. 20.

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