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FCC Votes To Dismantle Net Neutrality Rules In 3-2 Vote

 

The New York Times

The Federal Communications Commission voted on Thursday to dismantle landmark rules regulating the businesses that connect consumers to the internet, granting broadband companies power to potentially reshape Americans’ online experiences.

The agency scrapped so-called net neutrality regulations that prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for higher-quality service or certain content. The federal government will also no longer regulate high-speed internet delivery as if it were a utility, like phone services.

The action reversed the agency’s 2015 decision, during the Obama administration, to better protect Americans as they have migrated to the internet for most communications.

Ajit Pai, the chairman of the commission, said the rollback of the rules would eventually help consumers because broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast could offer people a wider variety of service options. Mr. Pai was joined in the 3-to-2 vote by his two fellow Republican commissioners.

Republicans are why we can’t have nice things.

FUCK YOU FCC!

 


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  1. At the rate that the Trump Administration is trying to gut Equal rights and Free Speech . The Supreme’s and Fed appellate courts are going to see a flood of cases. By the time Mr Trump is voted out. He and his sycophants will have set this country back 30 years. Mr Trump seems to also have on his agenda to delete, remove, override any legislation the Obama administration passed. When Mr Trump was first elected and had all those fumbles. I just thought he was unprepared and out of his depth. Now I believe he is on track to being Time Magazines Worst President of the 21st century.

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