FCC Overturns Net Neutrality Rules

Law360, New York (December 14, 2017, 1:12 PM EST) -- As anticipated, the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to overturn Obama-era net neutrality rules mandating that internet service providers treat all online content equally, handing industry groups a win and offering ISPs leeway to try out “fast” and “slow” lanes for web traffic.

Thursday’s much-anticipated and heavily debated vote comes amid calls for a vote delay due to a probe into the public comment process. (Kelcee Griffis | Law360) The vote specifically overturns the 2015 Open Internet Order, which barred ISPs from speeding up, slowing down or otherwise prioritizing web traffic based on corporate deals. It also returns the internet’s classification...

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