FCC to reverse net neutrality, rejects 'hysterical prophecies of doom'

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The FCC has announced that they will vote on overturning net neutrality rules that require internet providers to treat all web traffic equally. If passed, ISPs would be allowed to give or sell access to "fast lanes" and block traffic to others.

Federal Communication Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai announced Wednesday that he will next month start the process of reversing net neutrality rules put in place under former President Barack Obama. 

Pai, who was named chair of the FCC by President Donald Trump in January, cited internet service providers (ISP) like AT&T, Comcast, and Verizon, which claim they have been burdened by the rules. According to Pai, the rules "slowed, if not halted, the development and deployment of innovative new offerings" that would benefit their customers.

According to the FCC website, net neutrality rules, which came into effect on June 12, 2015, were created in order to "protect and maintain open, uninhibited access
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