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Politico: FCC to Reveal Net Neutrality Strategy Wednesday

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FCC chairman Ajit Pai (AP Photo/Bill Clark)

By    |   Monday, 24 Apr 2017 08:05 PM

FCC chairman Ajit Pai on Wednesday will unveil the future of net neutrality, Politico reported.

Pai will reveal his strategy to overturn landmark 2015 net neutrality rules implemented under the Obama administration and discuss his vision during a speech in Washington titled "The Future of Internet Regulation."

He could discuss proposed rulemaking Thursday with fellow commissioners, sources told Politico. 

Pai was an opponent of the FCC's increasing control over Internet service providers and led the charge against net neutrality rules ahead of his tenure as FCC chairman but still said he backs a "free and open internet," just under a different regulatory structure.

The 2015 rules prohibit broadband internet service providers from blocking access to lawful content and giving or selling access to speedy internet, basically a "fast lane," to certain internet services over others. The regulations reclassified ISPs much like utilities.

Pai told Reuters last Thursday he had been meeting with Internet companies and trade groups to discuss safeguarding an open Internet. 

"There's common ground here, and there's room for an agreement here," Pai said. "Going forward we want to make sure that we have a light touch regulatory framework."

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