FCC chief plans to ditch U.S. ‘net neutrality’ rules


This is the question put very well. From Techcrunch.com


See the attached links (to the right) for our general view on net neutrality. It’s not what has been sold. It certainly is not a black and white situation and cronyism abounds on all sides.

(From Reuters)

The action marks a victory for big internet service providers such as AT&T Inc, Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc that opposed the rules and gives them sweeping powers to decide what web content consumers can get and at what price.

It represents a setback for Google parent Alphabet Inc and Facebook Inc, which had urged Pai not to rescind the rules.

With three Republican and two Democratic commissioners, the move is all but certain to be approved. Trump, a Republican, expressed his opposition to net neutrality in 2014 before the regulations were even implemented, calling it a “power grab” by Obama.

Pai said his proposal would prevent state and local governments from creating their own net neutrality rules because internet service is “inherently an interstate service.”

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