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The U.S. Senate today defeated a resolution to overturn the FCC's Open Internet rules by a vote of 52 to 46.
The following statement is attributed to Gigi B. Sohn, president and co-founder of Public Knowledge:
“The United States Senate today made it clear that consumers should have control over their experiences on an Open Internet. Despite the cloak of anti-government rhetoric of the legislation's opponents, the reality is that a defeat of the resolution would have given control over to Big Telecom companies for their benefit on an Internet manipulated for their benefit.
"We certainly agree with Chairman Rockefeller, Senator Cantwell and others that more work needs to be done to protect consumers who use the Internet through wireless devices. For now, though, it is sufficient for the rules the Federal Communications Commission has crafted to go into effect on Nov. 20."