In a partisan vote, the FCC has just voted to repeal Obama’s Net Neutrality:
BREAKING: The FCC votes on party lines to undo sweeping Obama-era `net neutrality' rules that guaranteed equal access to internet.— The Associated Press (@AP) December 14, 2017
BREAKING: FCC votes to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 14, 2017
The FCC has voted to repeal net neutrality protections it put in place in 2015, taking away regulations that barred internet service providers (ISPs) from slowing down content, charging you more to access sites and online services, and charging users or companies for so-called “fast lanes” to some sites.
The vote passed the commission in a 3-2, party-line vote, with Republicans voting for the repeal and Democrats voting against it.
The meeting was interrupted on advice of security in the middle of Chairman Ajit Pai’s remarks. Guards and police dogs could be seen on The Washington Post’s live feed searching the room after it was evacuated. It was not immediately clear what prompted the evacuation. We’ve reached out to the FCC for comment.
Here’s video of the Security exit:
Here’s more comments from Pai from the meeting:
"The internet is the greatest free market innovation in history," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says. "It's changed the way we live, the way we play, the way we work, the way we learn, the way we speak." https://t.co/Vxi2egdIqZ pic.twitter.com/FaJXdxib0o— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 14, 2017
Rolling back #NetNeutrality " is not going to destroy the internet. It is not going to end the internet as we know it. It is not going to kill democracy," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says https://t.co/5setUrEYRR pic.twitter.com/4FHLxN8gb7— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 14, 2017
"The only future to fear is the one we never discover because we gave up on the approach that already has brought us so far," FCC Chairman Ajit Pai says #NetNeutrality https://t.co/5setUrEYRR pic.twitter.com/Jm77sDVtsc— CBS News (@CBSNews) December 14, 2017