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You may have noticed that Ars looks a bit different today. We’re standing in solidarity with the Internet’s “Day of Action,” in which thousands of companies and websites are protesting plans by the US Federal Communications Commission to dismantle Obama-era net neutrality rules.
We hope it doesn’t happen—and that the FCC doesn’t give corporate America even more control over something on which our daily lives now depend.

But stopping it now will require some major public pressure.
To explain how the current rules work, Ars Senior IT Reporter Jon Brodkin today takes us on a deep-dive into net neutrality and the current “Title II authority” behind the rules.
If FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, appointed by President Donald Trump, revokes the rules, as he says he will, “Title II provisions related to broadband network construction, universal service, competition, network interconnection, and Internet access for disabled people would no longer apply.”
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