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U.S. FCC said to have a plan for rollback of net neutrality rules

John Ribeiro | April 10, 2017
The plan would involve reversal of a 2015 reclassification of broadband providers.

The privacy rules had been opposed by internet service providers who argued that they are being treated differently from other internet entities like search engines and social networking companies. Pai favors uniform rules on privacy for Internet companies, with the FTC rather than the FCC setting those rules.

Currently, only three of the five commissioner seats in the FCC are filled, with the Republicans in a majority. Trump is expected to nominate the remaining two commissioners.

 

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