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Peaceful rally in Lima of Net Neutrality supporters ahead of Senate vote

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A peaceful rally Monday night in Lima, as supporters of net neutrality gathered outside Rep. Jim Jordan's office ahead of a Senate vote. A peaceful rally Monday night in Lima, as supporters of net neutrality gathered outside Rep. Jim Jordan's office ahead of a Senate vote.
The U.S. Senate will be voting on whether to preserve net neutrality sometime this next week, followed, should it pass, by a vote from the House. The U.S. Senate will be voting on whether to preserve net neutrality sometime this next week, followed, should it pass, by a vote from the House.

A peaceful rally Monday night in Lima, as supporters of net neutrality gathered outside Rep. Jim Jordan's office ahead of a Senate vote.

Net neutrality allows individuals to access internet content equally, regardless of the source. Supporters say without it, large corporations are able to pay to have their data load faster, while the data of small businesses and everyday people is slower to load and may even be blocked. Back in December, the FCC voted to dismantle laws protecting net neutrality. These laws officially end June 1st. 

"It's in favor of freedom and the free and open web," said team leader Kerry Bush, of Allen & Hardin for Election Action & Democracy. "It's about free speech and all these things Rep. Jordan claims to love. He's spoken out in favor of freedom for a lot of things and we're hoping he'll speak out in favor of freedom for the internet."

The U.S. Senate will be voting on whether to preserve net neutrality sometime this next week, followed, should it pass, by a vote from the House.

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