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The industry’s eyes were on Washington this morning as a divided FCC voted to approve watered-down net neutrality rules for wireless carriers. But the measure, which was finalized late last night and passed today by a 3-2 margin, isn’t exactly causing officials to swoon: the commission’s two Republicans claim that it’s unnecessary while two Democrats say it doesn’t go nearly far enough. Regardless, the measure is sure to be challenged by service providers like Verizon and AT&T, who are likely to claim the FCC is overstepping its authority. So while it may seem we’ve been arguing about net neutrality for a very long time, the debate will continue for quite a while.