FCC Advances Plan to Reinstate Net Neutrality Rules


Summary: The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to move forward with a proposal to reinstate net neutrality rules and regain regulatory control over broadband internet.

In a 3-2 vote, the FCC has approved a proposal to bring back the open internet rules that were implemented in 2015. These rules prohibited internet service providers from blocking or slowing down traffic, as well as offering paid fast lanes. The decision marks a shift from the previous FCC’s repeal of the rules in 2017. The new proposal will now undergo a public comment period before a final vote is expected to take place next year.

Tags: FCC, net neutrality, broadband internet, open internet rules