FCC head Ajit Pai reportedly outlines plans to roll back net neutrality rules
The Verge ------ FCC chairman Ajit Pai has briefed telecom trade associations on his plans to scale back net neutrality rules, The Wall Street Journal reports. Pai’s plans will apparently maintain the basic concept of net neutrality, but will move the enforcement of the rules back to the Federal Trade Commission, rather than the FCC. The plans will likely please Republicans, who have complained of the FCC’s overreach since the commission’s 2015 order moved ISP jurisdiction away from the FTC, and enshrined net neutrality laws as they stand today. The new rules would supposedly see telecom companies voluntarily pledging to follow the principles of net neutrality, providing equal access to all traffic, with offenders receiving some form of punishment for unfair practices from the FTC. To learn more click on the picture below to read the article.