Be that as it may, President Donald Trump has already indicated he'll veto the bill should it make it to his desk.
Senate Bill 78 passed the House and Senate along party lines, with all Democrats in favor and all Republicans opposed.
The bill is expected to pass through the Democrat-controlled House, but its fate in the Republican-controlled Senate is less certain.
"This legislation is a big-government solution in search of a problem", Ajit Pai, the chairman of the FCC, said in a statement after the bill's passage Wednesday.
Both sides in the debate say they are defending the "free and open" internet. Oral arguments in the case, Mozilla versus the FCC, were heard in February. Last year, Democrats were able to get around Senate leadership to force a vote on the matter, and it succeeded by a vote of 52-47 after three Republicans joined with the minority: Susan Collins, Maine, Lisa Murkowski, Alaska, and John Kennedy, La.
After the FCC's repeal vote, officials in Vermont, Rhode Island, New York, New Jersey, Montana, Hawaii, Oregon, Washington and California moved forward with efforts to reinstate the former rules on a state-wide basis. But the repeal triggered a backlash, as activists, state officials, and public interest groups have challenged the action in court, and state governments have passed their own net neutrality legislation.
(2) promote transparency by requiring broadband providers to disclose their network management practices and commercial terms, including any blocking, throttling, paid prioritization, or affiliate prioritization.
The concern among net neutrality advocates is that the repeal risks giving internet providers too much control over how online content is delivered.
The OMB said the White House "strongly opposes" the draft law and any return to the "heavy-handed regulatory approach of the previous administration". The 2015 net neutrality rules were rolled back a year ago by the current Republican-majority FCC.