FCC Votes to Begin Reinstatement of Net Neutrality (Gizmodo)

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    FCC Votes to Begin Reinstatement of Net Neutrality – By Oscar Gonzalez (Gizmodo) / Oct 19, 2023

    It’s the first step in bringing back open internet protections.

    The U.S. Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday in favor of restoring open internet protections for consumers and businesses, also referred to as net neutrality.

    Net neutrality first went into effect back in 2015 under the Obama administration. The idea being that internet providers should treat all traffic equally and not throttle or block certain traffic for whatever reasons. It was then quickly killed off by the FCC under former President Trump two years later.

    Thursday’s vote went down party lines with three Democrat commissioners in favor of restarting the process and two Republican commissioners voting against it.

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