United States Senator John Kennedy talks with 101.7 / 710 KEEL's Robert J Wright and Erin McCarty about why he voted to reinstate Obama era "net neutrality" regulations, flying in the face of FCC chairman and Trump nominee Ajit Pai.

The final Senate voted Wednesday to overturn the chairman's 2017 decision by a vote of 52-47. Kennedy was one of two Republican Senators - Maine's Susan Collins the other - who voted with a unanimous Democrat contingent.

Kennedy tells KEEL listeners that "the internet ought to be free" Louisiana's junior Senator explains: "(Pai) ruled that we're going to give the cable companies, or internet provider, the power to decide which websites download quickly, which download slowly and which sites don't download at all." He added that millions of Americans, in fact, 22% of Louisianans, only have access to a single internet provider.

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