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FCC chairman proposes overturning net neutrality rules

Thursday 27 April 2017 | 07:54 CET | News
The new chairman of the US Federal Communications Commission Chairman, Ajit Pai has confirmed plans to undo his predecessor's Open Internet order, which imposed net neutrality rules on broadband providers. Pai was opposed to the rules from the start, largely due to the FCC's method. The regulator reclassified internet access services under Title II of the Telecommunication Act, making it a utility service subject to FCC authority. This allowed the regulator to impose the ban on ISPs employing practices such as throttling connection speeds, blocking websites, and accepting payment for

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