FCC To Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

FCC To Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

FCC To Roll Back Net Neutrality Rules

Such disclosure will make it easier for another agency, the Federal Trade Commission, to act against internet service providers that fail to disclose such conduct to consumers, Pai said.

Federal regulators unveiled a plan Tuesday that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers can see and use.

Chairman Pai had said earlier this year that the 2015 net neutrality rules were a burden to businesses and innovation.

Pai, a Republican, set a December 14 vote on overturning rules adopted by the FCC in 2015, saying he wants to move away from "heavy-handed, utility-style regulations upon the internet" and return to a "light-touch, market-based framework".

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"The FCC will no longer be in the business of micromanaging business models and preemptively prohibiting services and applications and products that could be pro-competitive", Pai said in an interview, adding that the Obama administration had sought to pick winners and losers and exercised "heavy-handed" regulation of the internet.

Net neutrality is the principle that all online traffic should be treated equally.

The FCC's plan has also stirred up heated resistance on Reddit, where numerous users are calling for US citizens to contact their state representatives to demand their support for net neutrality.

He cites industry research that claims broadband investment has decreased because of net neutrality rules, charges that proponents of net neutrality dispute.

Should the commission vote to rescind the protections, internet service providers will have vast power to reshape how we access the WWW.

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Internet providers welcomed Tuesday's FCC announcement.

The Internet Association, which represents Google's parent company Alphabet as well as Facebook said the vote will spell the end of net neutrality.

"By repealing basic net neutrality protections, the FCC is handing over full control of the internet to providers, leaving the American people with fewer choices and less access". One Reddit thread has already reached more than 3000 comments in just three hours, with many users accusing the FCC of corruption.

Matt Wood, policy director for the advocacy group Free Press, likened the proposed system to the way that many companies design their privacy policies. "We have proof that markets work: For nearly two decades, the USA had a free and open internet without these heavy-handed rules".

Congressional Democrats have resisted working with Republicans on a net neutrality bill, saying that Pai's proposal is unlikely to survive an expected court challenge from supporters of the 2015 rules.

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