After a meeting voting to end net neutrality, Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Ajit Pai answers a question from a reporter, Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017, in Washington. To the agency's Republican leader, Chairman Ajit Pai, his Democratic predecessors had erred in how they implemented net neutrality -- by treating broadband providers similar to old-school telephone utilities. And the FCC said that its evidence showed the Obama-era net neutrality rules had stifled investment in broadband expansion, justifying the decision to wipe the protections off its books. FCC lawyers defended that arrangement in the filing, stressing Thursday that a mix of heightened disclosure, antitrust laws and market forces would protect net neutrality while sparing businesses from harm. And the FCC told the D.C. appeals court to uphold its prohibition on states from adopting their own net neutrality rules.
Source: Washington Post October 12, 2018 00:00 UTC