"This issue presents a stark contrast: Are you on the side of the large Internet and cable companies, or are you on the side of the average American family?" said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.
A democratic MA senator introduced an effort to preserve neutrality, and it passed the senate floor with a 52 to 47 vote.
While Democrats recognize they are unlikely to reverse the FCC's rule, they see the issue as a key policy desire that energizes their base voters, a top priority ahead of the midterm elections.
Opponents contend that without the net neutrality regulations, which require Internet Service Providers to treat all web traffic equally, companies such as Verizon and Comcast will be free to discriminate against certain content or boost their partner websites. Republicans said they were willing to work with Democrats on enshrining the principle of net neutrality in legislation.
Senate Democrats - and a handful of Republicans - voted to overturn the FCC's net neutrality repeal yesterday, a move they say is the first step to ensuring an open internet, though the bill's prospects are unclear.
"That's what we're going back to: rules that were in place for two decades under a light-touch regulatory approach that allowed the internet to explode and prosper and grow", Thune said.
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The FCC's decision is set to come in effect on June 11, allowing Internet service providers to set up Internet "fast lanes" for online services willing to pay for it and "slow lanes" for the rest, directly affecting their quality of service.
Following the Senate's vote, the question of whether net neutrality should be saved will be posed to the US House of Representatives. Tech companies have been signaling that the repeal of net neutrality could lead to significant financial consequences. Other businesses have echoed this statement. Yesterday's vote included three Republicans, including Susan Collins of Maine.
Similarly, Snapchat parent Snap said in February that adopting laws that "adversely affect the growth, popularity, or use of the internet, including laws governing internet neutrality, could decrease the demand for our products and increase our cost of doing business".
The Democratic senators were only able to secure enough votes thanks to three Republican senators who were ultimately persuaded to vote in favour of the proposal.
"This is our chance, our best chance to make sure the internet stays accessible and affordable to all Americans", said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from NY.
Political commentators say that it's highly unlikely Trump will sign the resolution, because the White House backed the FCC ruling and he also signed a Congressional Review Act past year, overturning other FCC rules that implemented better privacy protection for internet users. But the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, a think tank, said Congress was taking the wrong tack. However, after the FCC voted to repeal the regulation past year, the rules could be scrapped as soon as next month.