Wednesday, April 26, 2017
"FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced today that he’s proposing to do away with the regulatory classification his predecessor used to enact tough net neutrality rules.
Instead of classifying internet providers as “common carriers” under Title II of the Telecommunications Act, they’ll instead be classified as “information services” under Title I. That’ll subject them to much more lenient oversight — and naturally, internet providers are happy to hear it.
Comcast, Verizon, AT&T, Charter, and Sprint all spoke out in support of the change after Pai announced it.
INTERNET PROVIDERS SAY THEY SUPPORT NET NEUTRALITY — THEY JUST HATE TITLE II
In their statements, the companies all try to strike a balance between celebrating the rules rollback and declaring support for an open internet. But the system internet providers want seems to rely on trusting them to adhere by net neutrality guidance, rather than putting in enforceable lines that they’re legally bound not to cross."
Internet providers are thrilled with the FCC’s plan for weaker regulations - The Verge