Net Neutrality Repeal

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One day after the Federal Communications Commission rolled back net neutrality rules established during President Barack Obama’s administration, critics are concerned that Internet providers will begin throttling back service as consumers’ appetite for more video and streaming content continues to grow.

By a vote of 3-2 Thursday (Dec. 14), the FCC reversed a rule put in place more than two years ago that prevented broadband companies such as Verizon, Comcast, AT&T, CenturyLink and smaller last-mile ISPs (Internet Service Providers) like Windstream from selling portions of their network at a premium for faster speeds to customers.

In announcing the decision that split along party lines, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai openly mocked the Obama-era regulatory framework that some say has fostered more innovation and growth of modern technologies and expanded Internet access to more consumers.     MORE

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