The loss of net neutrality: Say goodbye to a free and open internet

The loss of net neutrality: Say goodbye to a free and open internet

Update Dec. 14, 2017:

In a 3-to-2 vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission has repealed the net neutrality regulations that prevented internet service providers (ISPs) from charging customers more for higher-quality content and other services and prevented them from blocking websites. The federal government also will no longer regulate internet service as if it were a utility.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said the rollback of the rules, which were put in place in 2015 during the Obama administration, would “eventually help consumers because broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast could offer people a wider variety of service options,” The New York Times wrote.

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