FCC to vote on net neutrality

The FCC could vote next month to repeal net neutrality rules, which would allow internet providers to control more, leaving less for consumers.

WASHINGTON, DC - The Federal Communications Commission may vote on repealing net neutrality rules as early as December.

The FCC vote could repeal Obama-era rules designed to ensure internet service providers (ISPs) keep access to the Internet fair for everyone.

The rules, for example, do not allow ISPs to alter the speed of data based on which websites a customer goes to, or create different tiers of access based on price.

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Opponents of net neutrality are mainly ISPs and other telecommunications companies. They say the lack of tiered pricing doesn't create an incentive to improve their networks and enables other Internet companies to profit off their investment.

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai said those rules are too restrictive to businesses and should be repealed.

The vote could come as early as Dec. 14, but both sides have said they would take the issue to court.

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