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• FCC Chairman Pai to set vote overturning Obama-era regulations
• Rules ban interfering in web traffic or favoring content

FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules


By -- Bloomberg —— Bio and Archives--November 17, 2017

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The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans.

The move would reignite a years-long debate that has seen Republicans and broadband providers seeking to eliminate the rules, while Democrats and technology companies support them. The regulations passed in 2015 bar broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. from interfering with web traffic sent by Google, Facebook Inc. and others.—More….



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