Democrats weren’t the only ones who were hit hard by the mid-term elections. Proponents of Net neutrality may have seen their best chance of that bill passing fade as well. Fiber-Optic-Cable

Every one of the 95 candidates who had pledged to support the bill, which would force Internet providers like Xfinity and Time Warner Cable to treat all Web content equally, fell short in their bid for the House and Senate, reports CNNMoney

While all supported the idea behind the movement, they were not unanimous in their support of proposed legislation by the FCC.

The FCC, which tried to implement its own rules, but was told it didn’t have the legal authority to do so, had initially planned to push Congress to vote on its proposal in Spetember, but held off due to opposition. Cable companies are strongly opposed to the legislation, which prevents providers from restricting access to sites or applications (such as downloads that swamp bandwidth) – and forbids them from delivering some sites faster than others for a fee.

Content providers, such as Amazon and Yahoo, support the bill. 

 

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