On Wednesday, the U.S. Senate voted largly along party lines to support net neutrality, the idea that broadband service providers treat internet data the same regardless of content, source, or destination much like the phone companies are required to do. Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey spearheaded the efforts to force the vote. Senator Markey has been a strong proponent of net neutrality as noted in this recent statement to Amherst voters filmed by Amherst Media.
The fight for net neutrality will now continue to the House of Representatives where it faces an uphill battle. Should it pass there, the legislation would be put before President Trump for his signature or veto.
One of the primary groups in the fight for net neutrality has been Free Press, based out of Northampton and Washington D.C.