FCC Says Net Neutrality Rules to Be Repealed June 11
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today said June 11 will mark the day his “Restoring Internet Freedom” order will repeal the existing net neutrality laws. Pai has made it a focal point of his leadership to nix the Obama-era rules that classified broadband as a utility under Title II. “On June 11, these unnecessary and harmful internet regulations will be repealed and the bipartisan, light-touch approach that served the online world well for nearly 20 years will be restored,” said Pai in a statement. Many are fighting the change, including all democrats in the Senate, invidual states, and civil rights organizations. FCC commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel disagrees with the change. “This is profoundly disappointing. The agency failed to listen to the American public and gave short shrift to their deeply held belief that internet openness should remain the law of the land. The FCC is on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of the law, and the wrong side of the American people,” said Rosenworcel. The change is seen as a win for companies that supply internet services.
Jun 11, 2018
American consumers are no longer protected by the net neutrality regulations put in place in 2015 by the Obama administration. The rules were voted down by the Republican-led FCC in December 2017 and effectively evaporate today.
Nov 21, 2017
Ajit Pai, the Republican Chairman of the FCC, today said he intends to abolish the net neutrality regulations put in place by the previous administration in favor of a "light touch" regulatory approach. "In 2015 the FCC ...
Feb 22, 2018
The FCC today published its "Restoring Internet Freedom" rules governing net neutrality in the Federal Register. Per the filing, the agency will repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules effective April 23.
Nov 22, 2017
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai today published a draft order that details how he intends to roll back the current net neutrality regulations. Pai said the order "would return to the bipartisan consensus on light-touch regulation, ending utility-style regulation of the internet."