US votes to scrap net neutrality

The FCC in the US has voted to repeal regulations to protect the neutrality of broadband services in the country, the New York Times reported.

FCC chairman Ajit Pai defended the repeal before the vote, arguing that rescinding the rules would benefit consumers. Pai said broadband providers like AT&T and Comcast could offer consumers a wider variety of service options.

The regulations prohibited broadband providers from blocking websites or charging for higher-quality services or specific types of content.

They also allowed the federal government to regulate broadband as if it were a utility.

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US votes to scrap net neutrality