Newsflash: FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Fight Likely to Move to Courts

by | Dec 14, 2017 | 0 comments

FCC Kills Net Neutrality, Fight Likely to Move to Courts

Library Journal reports that “the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) today passed the “Restoring Internet Freedom Order” (RIFO), overturning the 2015 Open Internet Order, a regulatory framework established during the Obama administration that gave the FCC the power to enforcenet neutrality,” defining broadband Internet as a utility similar to electricity or water, and requiring Internet Service Providers (ISPs), such as Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T, to treat all data traffic on the Internet equally.

In a party-line vote, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai joined commissioners Michael O’Rielly and Brendan Carr, voting in favor of the net neutrality overturn. Commissioners Mignon Clyburn and Jessica Rosenworcel voted against it…”

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