This is a big win for the Democrats.
On Wednesday, the United States Senate partook in a vote to try and restore FCC net neutrality rules that were recently repealed by president Donald Trump. As a result, the Senate voted 52-47 in favour of a resolution, giving the Democratic party a victory for an issue they deem to be a seminal issue in the upcoming midterm elections.
Three Republicans joined the Democrats in support of the matter, including Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, Sen. John Kennedy of Louisiana, and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
If it is passed in Congress, and ultimately signed by Donald Trump, the net neutrality rules that have been in place since 2015 will be effectively restored. However, Republicans have voted en masse to have these regulations repealed, alongside Trump's vociferous dismissal of the Obama-era development.
"We consider this one of the major issues of the 2018 campaign," reveals Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who also believes the issue will resonate with the public because "people understand cable and the problems with it, and they don’t want the internet to become cable."