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FCC plans to vote to overturn US net neutrality rules in Dec

Critics say the move could harm consumers, small businesses and access to the internet

David Shepardson | Reuters 

The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content, two people briefed on the plans said. In May, the FCC voted 2-1 to advance Republican FCC Chairman Ajit Pai's plan to withdraw the former Obama administration's order reclassifying internet service providers as if they were utilities. Pai now plans to hold a final vote on the proposal at the FCC's December 14 meeting, the people said, and roll out details of the plans next ...

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First Published: Fri, November 17 2017. 03:56 IST