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FCC Chair to Announce Plans to Erase Net Neutrality Rules

FCC Chair to Announce Plans to Erase Net Neutrality Rules
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai (AP)

By    |   Monday, 20 November 2017 09:56 PM

The chair of the Federal Communications Commission will reportedly unveil plans Tuesday to erase net neutrality rules passed during the Obama administration.

Politico reported Monday that Ajit Pai will tell the four other commissioners at the agency about his proposal Tuesday. The measure will have to pass a vote Dec. 14.

Net neutrality places restrictions on Internet service providers in terms of speed and accessibility. Companies that block their customers from using a particular website, for example, face fines. Intentionally slowing down access to a website or online service is also against the rules.

The industry, however wants the flexibility to treat different types of data differently. Pai, who served as an FCC chairman under former Present Barack Obama, is opposed to net neutrality as well and was chosen by President Donald Trump to serve as chairman for a five-year term.

Net neutrality opponents like Pai say it places unnecessary government regulations on the Internet. Pai told Newsmax TV earlier this year the "free and open Internet" functioned just fine before the rules were put in place.

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Politico reported Monday that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai will tell the four other commissioners at the agency about his proposal on Tuesday. The measure will have to pass a vote Dec. 14.
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