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With 3-2 vote, FCC scraps Net neutrality

Step repeals Obama-era site-equality rules

By BRIAN FUNG THE WASHINGTON POST

This article was published December 15, 2017 at 4:30 a.m.

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“Entrepreneurs and innovators guided the Internet far better than the heavy hand of government ever could have,” Ajit Pai said Thursday in defending the change in Internet regulation.



WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators voted Thursday to allow Internet providers to speed up service for websites they favor -- and block or slow down others -- in a decision repealing landmark regulations from the time of President Barack Obama that provide for oversight of broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon.



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RBear says... December 15, 2017 at 6:41 a.m.

I doubt ISPs will leverage this opportunity to expand broadband across our country, instead pocketing the money and passing it along to shareholders while consumers continue to suffer lagging speeds. Today, the US ranks 12th in the world in terms of fixed broadband speed with much of that skewed by large cities. Looking at a map of the US, Arkansas and Mississippi rank at the bottom in terms of Internet subscriptions per household. Killing net neutrality does nothing to close these gaps. If we really want to improve America, broadband access should be a high priority in the nation.

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TimberTopper says... December 15, 2017 at 8:11 a.m.

The three voting for this need an attitude adjustment. With US already behind much of the rest of the world on this, their votes only will cause the US to become further behind. They are just paying their debts to the big corporations, for campaign money.

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gohog2018 says... December 16, 2017 at 9:33 a.m.

Rolling back anything Obama did is a good thing.

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NoUserName says... December 16, 2017 at 10:29 a.m.

Hogs - how is the repeal of net neutrality a good thing for consumers? Specific examples please.

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