FILE PHOTO - Supporters of Net Neutrality protest the FCC's recent decision to repeal the program in Los Angeles, California, November 28, 2017. REUTERS/ Kyle Grillot

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A trade group representing Alphabet Inc (GOOGL.O), Facebook Inc (FB.O) and other internet firms on Thursday backed a congressional reversal of the Trump administration’s December repeal of net neutrality rules.
U.S. Senate Democrats said last month they had the backing of 50 members of the 100-person chamber for repeal, leaving them just one vote short of a majority.
The Internet Association, which also represents Inc (AMZN.O), Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) and many others, said in a letter Thursday to Senate leaders it backed the Senate effort to reverse the vote, but also called for a legislative fix. ”The internet industry urges Congress to legislate a permanent solution,” the group said in the letter reviewed by Reuters.
A group of more than 20 U.S. state attorneys general are mounting a legal challenge to the Federal Communications Commission’s vote along party lines to reverse rules introduced in 2015 that …