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Congress to vote on whether to restore net neutrality

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Senate Democrats, led by Ed Markey from Massachusetts, filed a petition Wednesday to force the vote under the Congressional Review Act. (KGO-TV)

Congress will vote next week on whether to restore net neutrality.

Senate Democrats, led by Ed Markey from Massachusetts, filed a petition today to force the vote under the Congressional Review Act.

RELATED: FCC officially repeals landmark net neutrality rules

The CRA is a rule allowing Congress to overturn decisions by government agencies.

Net neutrality would prevent broadband providers from blocking or slowing web traffic.

The Republican-led Federal Communications Commission voted last year to repeal those rules. Any action would still need President Donald Trump's signature for it to take effect.

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