FCC confirms plan to kill net neutrality

FCC confirms plan to kill net neutrality

Lawmakers are expected to vote on the repeal of the net neutrality rules on December 14.

Pai is among three Republicans on the five-member FCC.

Proponents of net neutrality protest against Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outside the American Enterprise Institute before his arrival May 5 in Washington.

The FCC's repeal is certain to draw a legal challenge from advocates of net neutrality. Since then everyone has joined this conversation - from the public to the lawmakers and major companies.

"Today, I have shared with my colleagues a draft order that would abandon this failed approach and return to the longstanding consensus that served consumers well for decades", said Pai.

The FCC in 2015 approved rules, on a party-line vote, that made sure cable and phone companies don't manipulate traffic.

Should the commission vote to rescind the protections, internet service providers will have vast power to reshape how we access the WWW.

"Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the Internet", Pai said in a statement.




Under the measure, internet service providers would have to inform customers about issues including blocking, Politico reported Monday. The proposed rollback of Net Neutrality rules makes no sense.

He cites industry research that claims broadband investment has decreased because of net neutrality rules, charges that proponents of net neutrality dispute. Rights groups are also rallying to file lawsuits if the commission revokes net neutrality protections.

Washington, Nov 21 The top U.S. telecom regulator unveiled a formal plan today to roll back the "net neutrality" rules adopted in 2015 aimed at treating all online traffic equally.

Telecom giants have lobbied for years against these regulations and have fought to have more control over how the Americans consume internet content. Title II gives the FCC the authority to treat companies like AT&T, Comcast and Verizon as common carriers of internet content. Common carriage promotes interconnection, universal service and competition among carriers, and is essential to preserving free speech for those who use the communications network.

Legacy telecommunications companies like AT&T, Verizon and Comcast have sought an end to net neutrality, while new Internet companies like Google and Facebook support it.

Pai said the review of the "national television multiple ownership rule", or the national cap, was part and parcel with the decision on the UHF discount. There has been swift and immediate criticism from consumers, elected officials, internet companies, social media platforms and content providers.

Snap Inc. said in its filing to go public that overturning net neutrality would enable mobile internet providers to undermine its service and seriously harm its business.

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