The Federal Communications Commission rescinded net neutrality rules championed by Democratic former President Barack Obama that barred the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.
The 2015 rules barred broadband providers from blocking or slowing access to content or charging consumers more for certain content. They were intended to ensure a free and open internet, give consumers equal access to web content and prevent broadband service providers from favoring their own content. Chairman Ajit Pai proposes allowing those practices as long as they are disclosed.
Here’s a replay of the livestreaming coverage as the commission cast its votes: