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FCC to vote on reinstating net neutrality broadband rules

April 3, 2024

The Federal Communications Commission is set to vote—again—on net neutrality regulations.

The reinstatement of the Title II regulation of broadband internet access service is expected to pass, with Democrats in control of the fully-seated FCC. The vote will take place on April 25. If adopted, the rules would go into effect 60 days after being published in the Federal Register.

Net neutrality regulations, or the classification and regulation of broadband as a “telecommunications service” under the FCC’s Title II authority, were first introduced under the Obama administration and FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler in 2015. They were repealed in 2018 under the Trump administration and Chairman Ajit Pai.

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