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Congress, states weigh action after net neutrality repeal

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By BOB SALSBERG
Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) - A congressional opponent of net neutrality repeal says support is building in the U.S. Senate to overturn the order by the Federal Communication Commission.

Democratic Sen. Edward Markey, of Massachusetts, says only one more vote is needed in the Senate to assure passage of a resolution to undo the December order that repealed Obama-era net neutrality rules.

Markey concedes the votes are still lacking in the House.

Markey on Tuesday addressed by videotape a legislative panel that is considering how Massachusetts should respond to the change in federal policy.

The rules among other things barred internet providers from slowing or blocking customer access to apps and sites.

Democratic Attorney General Maura Healey said she and 21 other attorneys general have filed suit in federal court to block the FCC action.

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