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FCC Votes to Repeal "Net Neutrality"

The rules govern the way internet providers treat different types of content and data.

Posted: Dec 14, 2017 12:58 PM
Updated: Dec 14, 2017 12:59 PM

(ABC) The five commissioners of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) voted today to repeal so-called "net neutrality." 

Under the rules rescinded, internet service providers were prohibited from influencing loading speeds for specific websites or apps. The vote took away the policies that treated the internet like a utility and could potentially lead to the creation of different lanes of speeds for websites or content creators willing to pay for them.

Critics worry that those costs would be passed along to consumers while supporters claimed the rules unnecessarily regulated the industry and impeded upon the free market.

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