The FCC will be voting on six new laws today, one of which is the net neutrality law.
Federal regulators are voting today to allow Internet providers to speed up service for some apps and websites and block or slow down others. The decision would repeal Obama administration regulations for broadband companies such as AT&T and Verizon.
The committee first voted on Blue Alert laws. The Blue Alert will provide the means to speed the apprehension of violent criminals who kill or seriously injure local, state, or federal law enforcement officers. The second item on the docket is in regards to telehealth.
The vote on Net Neutrality is expected to come later in the meeting.
Watch a live stream of the vote below.
Net neutrality is the principle that Internet service providers must treat all data on the Internet the same, and not discriminate or charge differently by user, content, website, platform, application, type of attached equipment, or method of communication.
Under these guidelines, internet service providers are barred from intentionally blocking, slow downing or charging money for specific websites and online content.
Netflix: $9.99/per movie
Google: $1.99/per search
If you think this would absolutely suck (which it would):
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