The U.S. Senate took a stand on open internet protections Wednesday, voting 52-47 to stop the F.C.C.’s recent move to roll back net-neutrality rules finalized under the Obama administration.

Minnesota U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar said the internet should remain fair, open and equal for all who use it and, “We don’t think that big companies should be able to get better and faster access than everyone else. And everyone else in rural areas, small businesses, and individuals.”

A similar bill will now go to the House, where a majority would need to sign on to force a vote.

Tim Karr with the group Free Press said the Senate’s action is an important step in unwinding what he calls one of the most unpopular policy decisions in the history of the F.C.C. He points to a recent University of Maryland study showing 86 percent of Americans oppose the rollback, “Eighty-two percent of Republicans support the net-neutrality protections and oppose the FCC’s recent decision to take those away. We’re very hopeful that our members of Congress will do their jobs, which is essentially to represent the interests of the American public.”

Evan Greer with the group Fight for the Future disagrees and said most Americans don’t want their cable companies controlling what they see and do on the internet, “The only studies that support their claims are studies that they have funded themselves. Independent studies all say that net-neutrality protections haven’t hurt a thing. They’re basic principals that have been in place since the beginning of the internet.”

While the measure faces an uncertain future in the G.O.P.-controlled House, Karr notes some 22 states have filed suit against the F.C.C. to block the repeal and, “We also are challenging the FCC’s 2017 decision in the courts. So even should the resolution of disapproval ultimately fail in Congress, there are other measures that we’ll be taking to restore our internet rights.”

The F.C.C.’s Restoring Internet Freedom Order reversing open-internet rules is scheduled to go into effect on June 11th.