Pressing Delete On 'Net Neutrality' As Head Of FCC Plans Repeal Vote

US FCC chairman Ajit Pai said he would propose rolling back net neutrality rules set during Barack Obama's presidency

US FCC chairman Ajit Pai said he would propose rolling back net neutrality rules set during Barack Obama's presidency

The said rules were created during the incumbency of President Barrack Obama, and are said to prevent broadband providers from slowing down or charging to receive some internet content. The proposal to scrap off the rule will be issued on Tuesday by the chairperson of F.C.C Mr. Ajit Pai. The commission has five seats and the vote is expected to fall along party lines, with the three Republican members voting in favor.

"Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet". Earlier in Summer, FCC received over 21 million comments that urgent the agency to preserve the current net neutrality rules (the commission is likely to call a lot of them "fake" as it had made unsubstantiated hacking claims). The FCC is scheduled to discuss and vote on net neutrality on December 14. Pai's FCC spiked the effort to go after AT&T, even before it began rolling out a plan to undo the net neutrality rules entirely. If the repeal is enacted, internet service providers (ISP's), such as AT&T, Comcast and Verizon, would be free to decide which content and which companies could get faster speeds, including their own.

Proponents of net neutrality protest against Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outside the American Enterprise Institute before his arrival May 5 in Washington. The plan includes reversing the rule that now treats broadband as a utility, removes protections that keep ISPs from blocking or slowing service and will shift some oversight power over to the FTC. "Instead, the FCC would simply require internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that's best for them".

NCTA-the Internet & Television Association, a trade group with members including top US cable provider Comcast and No. 2 Charter Communications Inc., said it welcomed Pai's proposal.

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"The FCC's net neutrality rules are working well for consumers, and we're disappointed in the proposal released today", said Google in a statement.

"The administration is moving to destroy the openness and dynamism of the internet", Pelosi said in an email message.

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"The job of the FCC is to represent the consumer", he said. More investment could translate into more competition, which has the potential to benefit consumers and narrow the digital divide, or the gap between Americans who are online and those who aren't, Pai wrote in a May statement. A Democratic aide said Tuesday that "there might be room for [a] conversation" if Republicans were willing to enshrine the current rules into legislation, but that position is likely to be a nonstarter for GOP critics, who argued that the rules imposed unreasonable costs on businesses.

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