President Trump’s Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman, Ajit Pai, will reportedly seek to completely repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules requiring internet service providers to treat all web traffic equally, according to a Monday Politico report.
Such a move would allow internet providers to discriminate against certain websites.
According to Politico, the FCC will vote on the plan in December.
The Hill added:
Pai and other Republicans have argued the Obama-era FCC overstepped its authority with the regulations by reclassifying the ISPs as common carriers.
The FCC held a months-long open comment period on its proposal to repeal the rules after facing massive backlash after releasing its initial proposal in May.
In May, TV comedian John Oliver again fired up the net neutrality debate, highlighting the issues and pleading with viewers to revive the fight to save it.
You can watch Oliver’s “Go FCC Yourself” net neutrality plea here: