Federal Communications Commission

FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules, a milestone for Republican deregulation push

FCC votes to repeal net neutrality rules, a milestone for Republican deregulation push

Federal regulators voted on Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules for internet traffic — a major victory for telecommunications companies and another milestone for the Republican deregulation push under President Trump.

The 3-2 party-line vote by the Federal Communications Commission tears down the controversial utility-like oversight of internet service providers that was put in place by Democrats in 2015 to try to ensure the uninhibited flow of data online.

That strict regulatory structure will largely give way to market forces. Internet service providers...

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