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Today, We May Learn How the FCC Plans to Destroy Net Neutrality

Today, We May Learn How the FCC Plans to Destroy Net Neutrality

The Internet Association, a group whose members include major internet companies such as Google and Amazon, vowed to continue to fight to keep the current net neutrality rules intact.

The regulation survived a court challenge from broadband providers a year ago.

With three Republican and two Democratic commissioners, the move is all but certain to be approved.

"Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the Internet", Pai said in a statement Tuesday.

The Federal Communications Commission is expected to reveal plans for dismantling Obama-era net neutrality rules on Tuesday, according to a report.

When FCC chairman Ajit Pai detailed his plan to dismantle net neutrality legislation earlier this year, there was enough public outcry to crash the commission's website. Pai's FCC spiked the effort to go after AT&T, even before it began rolling out a plan to undo the net neutrality rules entirely.

Proponents of net neutrality protest against Federal Communication Commission Chairman Ajit Pai outside the American Enterprise Institute before his arrival May 5 in Washington. But regulators, consumer advocates and internet companies were concerned about what broadband companies could do with their power as the pathway to the internet — blocking or slowing down apps that rival their own services, for example. "We're very encouraged by Chairman Pai's announcement today that the FCC will move forward next month to restore the successful light-touch regulatory framework for Internet services", Verizon said in a statement. In the same way, numerous signature companies in Silicon Valley think the internet should be open to all on an equal basis.

The days of net neutrality are numbered.

"Instead, the FCC would simply require Internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that's best for them and entrepreneurs and other small businesses can have the technical information they need to innovate", he said.

"The job of the FCC is to represent the consumer".

NCTA-the Internet & Television Association, a trade group with members including top USA cable provider Comcast and No. 2 Charter Communications Inc., said it welcomed Pai's proposal. They say the regulations can undermine investment in broadband and introduced uncertainty about what were acceptable business practices. That's good for shareholders, he said, but not good for consumers, who might see higher costs passed through to them.

"This proposal undoes almost two decades of bipartisan agreement on baseline net neutrality principles that protect Americans' ability to access the entire internet", Michael Beckerman, president and CEO of the Internet Association, said in a statement.

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