May 24, 2022

FCC Votes to Advance Net Neutrality Repeal

From The Hill:

Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to roll back net neutrality took its first step forward on Thursday.

The commission voted 2-1 along party lines to advance Pai’s “Restoring Internet Freedom” proposal, which would repeal current net neutrality protections.

Thursday’s vote opens a period of public input before the agency advances the proposal.

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From Politico:

The agency’s two Republicans, Chairman Ajit Pai and Commissioner Mike O’Rielly, voted in favor of the measure, which would weaken the FCC’s oversight over ISPs and eliminate the regulatory foundation of the 2015 Open Internet Order. The proposal also seeks comment on whether to scrap or modify rules preventing internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic or negotiating paid deals for internet “fast lanes.”

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Watch Today’s FCC Meeting (via C-SPAN Video Library)

Primary Document

Restoring Internet Freedom Notice of Proposed Rulemaking – WC Docket No. 17-108


Library Community

ARL Joins Higher Education and Library Groups to Oppose Changes to Net Neutrality Rules

ALA Condemns FCC Vote to Undermine Net Neutrality Protections, Vows To Defend Open Internet

ACRL Joins Coalition in Opposing Changes to Net Neutrality Rules




NCTA – The Internet & Television Association

Public Knowledge


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