We have known for some time this was going to happen but today the FCC made it official and has repealed Net Neutrality. This will return the internet to the rules that governed it at the start of 2015.
The vote was 3-2 party-line vote by the Federal Communications Commission to repeal the controversial utility-like oversight of internet service providers that was put in place by Democrats in 2015.
“The internet is the greatest free-market innovation in history,” Ajit Pai, the Republican who took over as FCC chairman in January and pushed the repeal, said before the vote. ”Entrepreneurs and innovators guided the internet far better than the heavy hand of government ever could have,” Pai said.
“As a result of today’s misguided action, our broadband providers will get extraordinary new powers,” said Jessica Rosenworcel, one of two Democrats on the five-member FCC who voted against the repeal.
This is a breaking news story and we will have full coverage going forward on how this will impact cord cutting. With that said I would not look for any drastic changes to happen anytime soon.
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