Nebraska senator says he will introduce legislation to protect net neutrality


After the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal net neutrality rules Thursday, a Nebraska state senator is vowing to protect the policy.

Senator Adam Morfeld, of Lincoln, tweeted Thursday that he will introduce legislation in 2018 to protect net neutrality in the state.

“It is critical to growth, innovation, and equity,” he said.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released a statement saying the vote restored the framework that existed to govern the internet for most of its existence, adding "we are helping consumers and promoting competition. Broadband providers will have stronger incentives to build networks, especially in unserved areas, and to upgrade networks to gigabit speeds and 5G.

“This means there will be more competition among broadband providers. It also means more ways that startups and tech giants alike can deliver applications and content to more users. In short, it's a freer and more open Internet."

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