Tech Break

May 18th 2017

Tech Break 4035

RIP Net Neutrality

RIP Open Internet
Category: TWiT Bits

Megan Morrone and Nathan Olivares-Giles discuss the beginning of the end of Net Neutrality. The FCC has voted along party lines to begin dismantling the rules put in place under the Obama Administration. The 2-to-1 vote means the Federal Communications Commission has taken the first step toward repealing the rules that many internet freedom advocates fought hard for only two years ago. The rules had imposed strict oversight over ISPs to help prevent internet fast lanes, preferential treatment, and other measures intended to maintain a free and open internet. As expected, Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Mike O'Rielly voted against Net Neutrality and the only democrat on the commission, Mignon Clyburn, voted against the proposal.

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