On a 3-2 vote along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission has moved to advance a proposal to restore so-called "net neutrality" rules. It's just the beginning of a lengthy regulatory process, with initial comments due in mid-December.
This is the second time the FCC has moved to enact net neutrality by classifying broadband as a telecommunications service under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. The October 19th vote came with unanimous support from the Commission's three Democratic appointees with Republican appointees voting no. During the Obama administration, the FCC enacted the net neutrality rules, but they were rescinded after less than three years during the Trump administration.
The resurrected net neutrality are basically the same as the were when they were first enacted in 2015.
The rules are generally supported by consumer advocates and content providers and opposed my many ISP's as being restrictive and expensive to enact.
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