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FCC chief unveils plan to dismantle net neutrality rules

FCC chief unveils plan to dismantle net neutrality rules

The nation’s top telecommunications regulator unveiled a plan Wednesday to dismantle the tough net neutrality rules for online traffic that Democrats pushed through in 2015 over the objections of major Internet service providers.

Net neutrality regulations are designed to ensure the unfettered flow of online content. They prohibit broadband providers from slowing Internet speeds for some content such as video streams, selling faster lanes for delivering data or otherwise discriminating against any legal online material.

Ajit Pai, a Republican appointed by President Trump to chair the Federal Communications Commission, has been an outspoken opponent of the rules because they...

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