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The Hill: Dems come out swinging on net neutrality

Democrats on Tuesday vowed to stand firm against any efforts by Republicans to roll back the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) net neutrality rules.

“The big broadband barons and their Republican allies want to turn back the clock and make big cable and big cellphone companies the gatekeepers for internet access,” Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) said at a press conference in the Capitol.

“They have a new FCC chairman in Ajit Pai who will do their bidding.”

Supporters of the internet rules, which require broadband providers to treat all traffic the same, are worried net neutrality could be on the chopping block under a GOP-controlled Congress and FCC.