According to multiple reports, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai outlined his plans to undo the Obama-era regulations during a meeting this week with a group of industry lobbyists. Pai’s plan could be unveiled publicly as early as this month and receive a vote in May or June. Net neutrality is the principle that all web traffic should be treated equally, and it bars internet providers from discriminating against certain sites.
It was codified by the FCC in 2015 in a set of rules that also reclassified broadband providers as telecommunications services, opening them up to further regulations from the FCC. Pai said in the meeting that he wants to undo the reclassification and have the industry promise to preserve the so-called open internet voluntarily, according to Reuters and The Wall Street Journal. MORE