FCC Readying Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

Nov 15, 2017  •  Post A Comment

“The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans,” Bloomberg reports.

“The move would reignite a years-long debate that has seen Republicans and broadband providers seeking to eliminate the rules, while Democrats and technology companies support them,” the report adds. “The regulations passed in 2015 bar broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. from interfering with web traffic sent by Google, Facebook Inc. and others.”

The report notes that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, a Trump appointee, has proposed gutting the rules.

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