• Net neutrality vote: FCC OKs repeal of Obama-era rules

    By: Theresa Seiger, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    WASHINGTON - The Federal Communications Commission voted 3-2 on Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules meant to stop broadband companies from exercising more control over what people watch and see on the internet.

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    FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, who put forth the planned repeal and voted in favor of it Thursday, said it “certainly wasn’t heavy-handed government regulation” that made the internet the “greatest free-market innovation in history.”

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    “Quite simply, we are restoring the light-touch framework that has governed the internet for most of its existence,” he said.

     

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