From Bobby Caina Calvan, at the Boston Globe‘s Political Intelligence blog:
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats rejected a Republican bid today to overturn FCC rules that are set to go into effect later this month to enforce so-called “net neutrality.”
Advocates of net neutrality called it a victory for consumers and the free flow of information in the Internet age.
“Today’s Senate vote is a major victory for the public and sends a resounding message: The American people don’t want companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon blocking websites or interfering with our ability to access whatever we want, whenever we want it, from wherever we are,” said Craig Aaron, president of the Free Press Action Fund, which has offices in Florence, Mass.
The Senate rebuked the GOP effort, 52-46. The House had already passed an earlier bill to overturn the Federal Communications Commission rules, but President Obama had said he would have vetoed the bill if it reached his desk.
“This is a victory for innovation, consumers, and common sense. Today, the Senate refused to hand over the Internet to a small group of corporate interests, and we need to keep up the fight because we know this isn’t the last we’ve heard of the assault on net neutrality,” said Senator John Kerry…
This is good news, am I correct?