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The FCC is preparing to restore net neutrality in the US

September 27, 2023

Via: TechSpot

The US implemented net neutrality rules at the national level during the Obama Administration in 2015. These rules classified internet broadband as “telecommunication services” under Title II of the 1934 Communications Act, which regulated ISPs as common carriers or utilities. This classification required internet providers to offer a non-discriminatory service to their customers.

However, net neutrality rules were repealed in 2017 when Ajit Pai, who was appointed as FCC chairman by President Trump, decided to reclassify ISPs as “information services” under Title I of the Communications Act. Information services have no obligations to adhere to business practices that align with net neutrality principles.

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