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FCC to end net neutrality protections June 11

FCC to end net neutrality protections June 11

The Federal Communications Commission has set June 11 as the repeal date for "net neutrality" rules meant to prevent broadband companies from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet.

Despite having been formally voted on and approved back in December a year ago, the order that pulls back previous FCC rules and re-re-classifies internet access as a "Title I" information service, wasn't published until February 22.

The rules ensure companies like Verizon or Comcast treat all data on the web the same and not favor or block particular products or websites.

The FCC previously said that parts of the repeal order would take effect on April 23.

A group of 22 states led by NY and others have sued to try to block the new rules from taking effect, and the U.S. Senate may vote as early as next week to reject the December repeal.

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Internet service providers will still have to provide information regarding any possible congestion management, application-specific behavior, device attachment rules, security practices, or any blocking, throttling, affiliated prioritization and paid prioritization that they do. Once the OMB has signed off on the new regulations, the FCC will publish a second document in the Federal Register putting the new regulations into action, and formally putting net neutrality repeal into effect.

"Now, on June 11, these unnecessary and harmful internet regulations will be repealed and the bipartisan, light-touch approach that served the online world well for almost 20 years will be restored", Ajit Pai, chairman of the FCC, said in a statement Thursday.

Pai said the FCC gave internet providers 30 days to comply with the new transparency rules.

He also said many politicians had sought to "mislead" the public about the repeal's impact. "Now everyone will be able to see the truth for themselves", he concluded. Debates on net neutrality began after the FCC voted to end the 2015 Open Internet Order. The push is led by Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), and has the support of Senate Democrats-as well as at least one Republican, Susan Collins (R-ME). Currently, 48 Democrats and one Republican, Sen. One particularly pointed voice in the debate is Jonathan Spalter, the president and CEO of USTelecom, who greeted the Senate measure with a tough-worded op-ed on Morning Consult earlier this week that questioned why some of the tech world's biggest companies weren't being targeted by the net neutrality efforts, argued that the measures on which the net neutrality rule was built are outdated regulatory rules, and emphasized that the net neutrality rule now in effect would have severe economic effects if kept around.


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