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The Senate is voting on a resolution Wednesday to nullify the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rollback, which is scheduled to take place next month. At least one Republican – Sen. Susan Collins – has said she will join Democrats who want to overturn the FCC’s controversial decision.
Two other Republicans — Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska — also seemed to be siding with the Democrats, voting along with Collins to begin debate on the measure, in a 52-47 decision that came shortly after 12:30 p.m. ET.
A final vote could come around 3 p.m. ET, Democrats say.
The outcome is unlikely to derail the FCC’s repeal of Obama-era rules that restrict Internet service providers’ ability to slow down or speed up users’ access to specific websites and apps. The pending rule is also being challenged in federal court.