- On Wednesday, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai announced a plan to roll back the FCC’s enforcement of net neutrality.
- Net neutrality is the principle that internet service providers should provide equal access to all applications of the internet.
- Pai said he would introduce new rules revoking the 2015 Open Internet Order, according to Gizmodo.
- That order established the principles of the open internet in law and reclassified internet service providers as “common carriers” obligated to provide equal service under the Telecommunications Act.
- “Two years ago, I warned that we were making a serious mistake,” Pai said at the Newseum in Washington, where he laid out the plan in a speech, according to the New York Times.
- “It’s basic economics. The more heavily you regulate something, the less of it you’re likely to get.” Read more (4/26/17 10 PM)