FCC chief lays out attack on 'net neutrality' rules

Markey said he believed with more time, they could have won that vote.

"The internet is evidence of the unparalleled heights that a true free market can reach", Ryan said. Meanwhile, internet providers' stock prices are doing just fine, suggesting investors aren't actually anxious. "Proponents of Title II are mired in their positions, and opponents have yet to come up with a compelling case that allays the fears". If adopted, the FCC will seek public input on the proposal. It is self-funded and relies on the national Better Business Bureau for infrastructure. That would likely take another action by Congress.

"Our companies should be able to compete with incumbents on the quality of our products and services, not our capacity to pay tolls to Internet access providers", the letter said. "But we don't believe public utility regulation is the right way to protect consumers".

"To be clear, we continue to strongly support a free and open Internet and the preservation of modern, strong, and legally enforceable net neutrality protections".

Proponents of net neutrality, such as Sen. The phrase "net neutrality" denotes that data flowing over the internet should be treated equally regardless of its source or destination.

"This decision is hers to make", Blumenthal said. For example, the Obama FCC said that "zero rating" practices by AT&T violated net neutrality.

"Today's announcement from President Trump's FCC chair Ajit Pai is outrageous, but not surprising", said Demand Progress executive director David Segal.

Pai also has mulled replacing the FCC rules with voluntary commitments from ISPs not to block or slow Internet traffic to customers.

But while internet providers are happy, companies that are based on the internet aren't.

The FCC in 2015 approved rules, on a party-line vote, that made sure cable and phone companies don't manipulate traffic.


"Nothing about the internet was broken in 2015", Paid said, speaking at the Newseum in Washington D.C.

The attempt to roll back net neutrality has officially begun.

Second, we are proposing to eliminate the so-called Internet conduct standard.

"Chairman Pai's plan is not what the American people want or are asking for". A group of more than 800 startups urged Pai not to dismantle the current net-neutrality regulations earlier on Wednesday, for one.

Pai, named chairman by Republican President Donald Trump in January, said previous year the FCC should have repealed the ban on ownership of a broadcast station and newspaper in the same market, citing the closing of 400 USA newspapers, or about a quarter of daily titles, since 1975 as advertising revenue has sharply declined.

"This proposal is Washington policymaking at its worst - an alignment of government regulators with dominant industry interests", said Ryan Clough, general counsel for Public Knowledge.

Pai's much-anticipated plan wasn't revealed in detail Wednesday, but he has promised it will facilitate a "return to the tried and true approach" of internet regulation from the Bush and Clinton administrations. "Rules that give Americans more online choice, faster speeds, and more innovation".

ISPs have put up roadblocks for consumers when given the opportunity.
The 2015 rules have turned out to be all pain and no gain.

But to overturn the rules, the commission will have to present a docket that shows something significant has changed since the Open Internet Order was passed. Adopted by the majority of Democrats who ran the FCC at the time, the regulations reclassified how the FCC treats Internet service providers - both wired and mobile - to put them in a similar bucket to traditional telephone companies, like utilities.


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