FCC Chief: Net Neutrality Rules Treating Internet As Utility Stifle Growth

This term in recent history has come to encapsulate the idea that Internet providers should treat all web traffic equally and fairly, but Pai opposes the regulatory approach to enforcing net neutrality that was adopted by the FCC’s then-Democratic majority in 2015. Those rules dramatically expanded the agency’s authority and oversight over Internet service providers, classifying them more like utilities, similar to traditional telephone companies.

The full interview is definitely worth a listen for anyone interested in net neutrality issues (via NPR).


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