Paging John Oliver.
Net neutrality is once again under fire. This time, the threat comes from the government institution that’s supposed to uphold the rules — the Federal Communications Commission.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai announced on Wednesday that he’s looking to completely gut the strong net neutrality regulations put in place under the Barack Obama administration.
“Nothing about the internet was broken in 2015,” Paid said, speaking at the Newseum in Washington D.C.
Pai portrayed the issue as a battle between groups that want to see the government take over the internet and free-market advocates who want to make sure the internet remains free of oversight that could hamper innovation and investment in internet infrastructure. Read more…