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Ajit Pai announces plan to eliminate Title II net neutrality rules

Vote to begin net neutrality rollback scheduled for May 18.

FCC chairman to announce plans to repeal net neutrality

The chairman of the U.S.

Federal Communications Commission is expected to announce plans to repeal the agency's 2015 net neutrality rules on Wednesday.Chairman Ajit Pai, a Republican, will likely announce a plan to reverse course on the 2-year-old regulations and end the agency's classification of broadband as a regulated, common-carrier service.
In a Wednesday speech, Pai will reportedly announce that he is scheduling a vote for the FCC's May 18 meeting to begin the process of repealing the rules.[ Read 'em and weep: 5 ways your ISP is screwing you. | 5 more ways your ISP is screwing you. | Cut to the key news in technology trends and IT breakthroughs with the InfoWorld Daily newsletter, our summary of the top tech happenings. ]Pai has called the net neutrality rules a mistake that "injected tremendous uncertainty into the broadband market." President Donald Trump, who appointed Pai as the FCC's chairman, has also criticized the regulations.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

As US prepares to gut net neutrality rules, Canada strengthens them

Canada cracks down on zero-rating while FCC allows paid data cap exemptions.

Only in the USA: ISPs get tax dollars to build weak...

Americans overwhelmingly supported broadband privacy rules, so Congress repealed them. Net neutrality rules enjoy broad bipartisan support, so the FCC plans to revoke them.Now there's a new survey showing that more than 70 percent of Americans think...

Boycott ISPs that abuse privacy, net neutrality

After Congress repealed the FCC’s broadband privacy rules two weeks ago, new Federal Communications Commission chairman Ajit Pai promised that the personal information they give to their ISPs would continue to be, well, private.
Indeed, Pai said that he planned to work with the Federal Trade Commission to police ISPs around privacy issues.However, many believe that this will not only fail to provide effective broadband privacy protections, but will also come at the cost of removing the FCC’s net neutrality rules.

As you may recall, net neutrality prohibits ISPs like Verizon and Comcast from picking winners and losers on the open internet.
Indeed, we could be heading for a day where the FTC actually won’t be able to regulate ISPs at all.To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Ajit Pai can’t convince websites that killing net neutrality is a...

Reps for Amazon, Google, Facebook, Netflix lobby to keep net neutrality rules.

“Unenforceable”: How voluntary net neutrality lets ISPs call the shots

Pai's plan would "tilt everything in favor of the incumbents," regulator says.

FCC chair wants to replace net neutrality with “voluntary” commitments

"Voluntary" net neutrality commitments may not be so easy to enforce.

FCC has a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has disclosed preliminary plans to roll back some of the net neutrality provisions in the U.S., which could be put to vote as soon as May or June, according to news reports.In a meeting this week w...

FCC vs. the people: The big ISPs are back in charge

An overwhelming majority of Americans of all political persuasions thought broadband privacy rules should never have been repealed.

But the FCC is not only doubling down on that decision, it's setting its sights on the next target, net neutrality --...

Web Inventor Slams US-UK Internet Plans, Cites Privacy Concerns

Sir Tim Berners-Lee, recipient of the Turing Award, criticizes moves to undermine encryption and promises to fight for net neutrality.