FCC votes to kill Title II net neutrality rules [telecom]

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Net neutrality going down in flames as FCC votes to kill Title II rules

by Jon Brodkin

The US Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 today to start the
process of eliminating net neutrality rules and the classification of
home and mobile Internet service providers as common carriers under
Title II of the Communications Act.

The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposes eliminating the
Title II classification and seeks comment on what, if anything, should
replace the current net neutrality rules. But Chairman Ajit Pai is
making no promises about reinstating the two-year-old net neutrality
rules that forbid ISPs from blocking or throttling lawful Internet
content or prioritizing content in exchange for payment. Pai's
proposal argues that throttling websites and applications might
somehow help Internet users.


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