CNN Tech: FCC votes to move forward with net neutrality rollback

The Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 on Thursday to move forward with a proposal to roll back net neutrality protections. The rules were put in place by the agency during the Obama administration to keep the Internet open and fair.

 The controversial vote is the first step in a lengthy process that could drag on well into the fall. The proposal now goes through an official public commenting period before a final vote is considered.

Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, said the vote would kick off a conversation about how to “best maintain a free and open Internet” while ensuring Internet providers “have strong incentives to bring next-generation networks and services to all Americans.”

“This is beginning of the process, not the end,” Pai said Thursday.More at CNN Tech