Heavy Handed Hussein Obama-era FCC Internet Rules Cease on 11 June
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) said in a notice Thursday that Hussein Obama-era Y 2015 US open-internet rules will cease on 11 June, and new rules handing providers power over what content consumers can access will take effect.
The FCC in December repealed the Hussein Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, allowing internet providers to block or slow websites as long as they disclose the practice. The FCC said the new rules will take effect 30 days from Friday.
“The agency failed to listen to the American public and gave short shrift to their deeply held belief that internet openness should remain the law of the land,” FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel, a Democrat, said Thursday. “The FCC is on the wrong side of history, the wrong side of the law, and the wrong side of the American people.”
Once they take effect, the new FCC rules would give internet service providers sweeping powers to change how consumers access the internet but include new transparency requirements that require them to disclose any changes to consumers.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has said he is confident the agency’s order will be upheld.
Republicans say the FCC repeal would eliminate heavy-handed government regulations, encourage investment and return the Internet to pre-2015 rules.