US votes to scrap net neutrality

The FCC in the US has voted to repeal regulations to protect the neutrality of broadband services in the country, the New York Times reported[1]. FCC chairman Ajit Pai defended the repeal before the vote, arguing that rescinding the rules would benefit consumers. Pai said broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast could offer consumers a wider variety of service options.

The regulations prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for higher-quality services or specific types of content.

They also allowed the federal government to regulate broadband as if it were a utility.

Now read: Bots flooded net neutrality comments[2]

References

  1. ^ the New York Times reported (www.nytimes.com)
  2. ^ Bots flooded net neutrality comments (mybroadband.co.za)

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