Friday, 15 December 2017 10:40

Maine senators lose last ditch effort to stall Net Neutrality vote Featured

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Maine senators lose last ditch effort to stall Net Neutrality vote

WASHINGTON D.C. - Maine's Senators Susan Collins and Angus King wrote a letter to the FCC chairman Thursday asking for that vote to be canceled, to no avail as the federal communications commission voted 3 to 2 to overturn the Obama-era regulations supporters call "Net Neutrality Rules."

In the letter they wrote "We are concerned about the proposed order's impact on the free market that has driven growth in our economy for years and the potential adverse effect on rural America s ability to realize the internet s full potential.

 

Attorney General Janet Mills also joined 17 other attorneys general in a push to at least delay the vote.

 

However supporters said this will allow providers to offer a wider variety of service options.