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FCC Votes To Repeal Obama-Era Net Neutrality Protections

• by Tyler Durden

"Despite its unassuming name, the Obama administration's net neutrality regulation threatens the free and open internet that has done so much to advance modern society. The Trump administration's action to roll back this egregious government overreach into the most innovative space will benefit all users of the internet. As Chairman Pai outlined today, the way to protect consumers is to put the Federal Trade Commission back on the beat to crack down on those who would abuse open access. This new plan of action will open new avenues for telemedicine, distance learning, and future innovations."

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman - who positioned himself as a leading voice against the decision - announced shortly after the vote that he would lead a multistate lawsuit to stop the rollback of net neutrality. Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson said he would join the suit.

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