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Blumenthal, Murphy win on net neutrality vote, but House approval unlikely

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday rejected the Trump administration’s plan to overturn so-called net neutrality rules, which mandate that internet providers give consumers access to content on an equal basis, without favoring some sources or blocking others. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy voted with all other Democrats — and a few Republicans — for the net neutrality resolution.

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CT residents weigh in on net neutrality, but bots may be too

WASHINGTON — Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents have weighed in on a proposal to reverse Obama-administration “net neutrality rules” that prevent internet providers from blocking a rival’s content or creating “fast lanes” for companies willing to pay extra to deliver their content more quickly. But it’s difficult to tell how many of those comments are authentic and how many are phony.

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Blumenthal big on introducing legislation, bigger on consumer advocacy

WASHINGTON – Only one other senator co-sponsored more legislation than Sen. Richard Blumenthal in the outgoing Congress — just one indication of the Connecticut Democrat’s energy and broad reach on Capitol Hill. He’s used his position as a member of the majority party in the Senate and his role on key committees to make the most of his political clout. (This is the sixth in a series of stories about the roles each member of the Connecticut congressional delegation played in the 113th Congress.)