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FCC announces net neutrality rollback plan in the US

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FCC announces net neutrality rollback plan in the US

Pai said the FCC planned to “return to the light-touch regulatory framework”, targeting specifically the so-called Title II section of the Communications Act, which provides the FCC with the regulatory authority to impose net neutrality rules, Ars Technica reported.

Net neutrality proponents were quick to condemn the plan: Access Now called it a “U-turn for the internet”, while EFF said it would leave Internet users and small businesses “completely at the mercy of ISPs”. Reuters estimated that a “fierce political battle over the future of the internet regulation” would follow the proposal.

Ars Technica also reported that US ISPs claim to support net neutrality principles, while still supporting the reversal of Title II classification. 

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Teemu Henriksson

Date

2017-04-27 15:35

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