FCC Votes to Propose Eliminating Net Neutrality
In a widely expected move, the Federal Communications Commission has voted to propose rolling back the net neutrality rules passed during the Obama administration. The vote doesn't end net neutrality today, but it does pave the way for that to happen three months from now.
“Today, we propose to repeal utility-style regulation of the Internet,” FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement. “We propose to return to the Clinton-era light-touch framework that has proven to be successful. And we propose to put technologists and engineers, rather than lawyers and accountants, at the center of the online world.”
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn, who was the lone vote against the proposal, issued a dissenting statement, which said, “If you unequivocally trust that your broadband provider will always put the public interest over their self-interest or the interest of their stockholders, then the Destroying Internet Freedom NPRM is for you.”
The public is invited to comment on the proposal.