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Tom Wheeler slams Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality rules

Tom Wheeler slams Ajit Pai’s plan to kill net neutrality rules

Former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler took aim at his successor's plan to eliminate net neutrality rules today, saying that FCC Chairman Ajit Pai is selling out consumers and entrepreneurs at the behest of major Internet service providers.

But eliminating net neutrality regulations will allow the big four ISPs to "make their own rules," Wheeler said.

Wheeler accused the "Trump FCC" of "walking away from the responsibility... to oversee networks" and "walking away from existing consumer protections for a fast, fair, and open Internet."

The FCC imposed net neutrality rules in 2010, but they were struck down in court in 2014 after Verizon sued.

There's also little chance of Congress passing rules to enforce net neutrality, Markey said.

Source: arstechnica.com
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