FCC To Move Forward On Net Neutrality Rollback

Law360, New York (May 18, 2017, 12:10 PM EDT) -- FCC commissioners voted 2-1 Thursday to move forward with a process that would reverse Title II broadband classification, the legal footing for the commission's 2015 net neutrality rules.

Chairman Ajit Pai and Republican Commissioner Michael O'Rielly voted in favor of the notice of proposed rulemaking, with Democratic Commissioner Mignon Clyburn casting the dissenting vote.

The current net neutrality rules require internet service providers to treat all content the same, without speeding up or slowing down access to it. Pai has floated removing Title II classification and opting to have ISPs voluntarily commit to treating content equally.

The notice of proposed rulemaking, which...

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