FCC Begins Rollback of Net Neutrality

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 Vote is a step towards repealing “open” internet rules

The Federal Communications Commission has kicked off its rollback of the net neutrality rules put in place under the Obama Administration.

Led by new chairman Ajit Pai, the commission voted two-to-one on Thursday morning to focus on two issues: whether the FCC has the authority to enforce an “open” internet, and if the Title II designation — which prevents service providers from charging for “fast lanes” or slowing down access to particular sites — should be cast aside.

Chairman Pai and his Republican counterpart, Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, voted in favor of the measure, while Democrat Mignon Clyburn voted against it.

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