Daily Dot: FCC is one step closer to overturning net neutrality

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to begin to roll back hard-won federal regulations intended to protect the free flow of information on the internet.

In a 2-to-1 vote along party lines, the FCC voted to open debate on a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM), which would roll back the commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order that reclassified broadband under Title II of the Communications Act, effectively putting internet service in the same category as utilities like electricity. Under the proposal, put forth by FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, broadband internet service would return to a Title I “information service” classification, as it was prior to the 2015 order.

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