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FCC Begins Repeal of Net Neutrality

Posted May 19, 2017

The Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 to repeal  net neutrality rules passed during the Obama administration that include provisions preventing Internet service providers from blocking or throttling legal content users sought to access, as well as preventing ISPs from accepting payment to prioritize data.  In a press release , the FCC states it is “restoring internet freedom and promoting infrastructure investment, innovation and choice by proposing to end utility-style regulation of broadband Internet access service”.  The FCC is inviting comment from stakeholders and the general public before it drafts a specific order and votes on whether to set it into law.  See the FCC website with links to comments by commissioners.  Read articles in Courthouse News Service and Los Angeles Times.