Hexbyte Tech News Wired Midterm Elections 2018: Net Neutrality Faces New Uncertainty

Hexbyte Tech News Wired

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Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is a critic of Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Alex Wong/Getty Images

Hexbyte  Tech News  Wired

Senator-elect Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee is a critic of Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Alex Wong/Getty Images

Tuesday’s midterms don’t shed much light on the future of net neutrality. But advocates do see rays of hope shining through the fog of uncertainty.

Democrats, who generally favor rules barring internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon from blocking or otherwise discriminating against content, took control of the House. And even after losing ground in the Senate, the party is tantalizingly close to having enough support from Senate Republicans to pass new net neutrality protections.

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