FCC Repeals Net Neutrality

On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission voted to repeal the Obama-era net neutrality rules that imposed greater regulation over the internet.

No big surprise, the vote was along party lines, with Democrats favoring the FCC’s 2015 heavy-handed, utility-style regulation of broadband internet access service and Republicans favoring returning to the traditional light-touch framework that was in place until 2015.

The 2015 regulations led to regulatory uncertainty and less investment in broadband, plus hampered innovation among smaller ISPs in rural areas.

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