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Radio News: FCC's net neutrality repeal starts in April

Feb 21, 2018 10:50 pm
April Glaser reports at Slate that the Federal Communications Commission published its repeal of net neutrality rules Feb. 22, after voting to remove the internet protections Dec. 14. That means they go into effect 60 days later. So in April internet service providers will be able to block or throttle access to websites or charge websites a fee to reach users at faster speeds. It also means the lawsuits can begin. The National Hispanic Media Coalition, Public Knowledge, and Free Press, among others, have all been waiting for the new rules to be published before they can challenge them in court. More than 20 state attorneys general have also said that they plan to take the FCC to court over its undoing of the internet protections. While we all wait for the impending slowdown, the Government Accountability Office is investigating the FCC's commenting process. During the public comment period leading up to the vote to repeal the net neutrality rules, dead people, and stolen identities left thousands of comments for the FCC.
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