FCC to reverse net neutrality, rejects 'hysterical prophecies of doom'

FCC chairman expected to unveil strategy to reverse net neutrality: sources

"Two years ago, I warned that we were making a serious mistake", Pai said at the Newseum in Washington, where he laid out the plan in a speech, according to the New York Times. "It was illogical for the FCC in 2015 to abandon that light-touch approach and instead regulate the internet under an 80-year-old law created to set rates for the rotary-dial-telephone era".

If left in place, however, the Title II rules could harm the commercial internet, which Pai described as "one of the most incredible free market innovations in history".

The speech marks the beginning of a politically charged regulatory review that will last much of the year.

The guild was a champion of the FCC's move in 2015 to reclassify the internet as a common carrier.

Internet providers like AT&T Inc T.N , Verizon Communications Inc VZ.N and Comcast Corp CMCSA.O have argued net neutrality rules make it harder to manage internet traffic and investment in additional capacity less likely.

Chairman Pai said high-speed internet doesn't need to be treated like a public utility with strict rules and the industry should be left to police and monitor itself.

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The Obama administration rules require broadband providers to treat all data equally, rather than give or sell access to a Web "fast lane". He further argued that the added regulations cost the USA $5.1 billion in reduced broadband capital investment, and said undoing the regulations would renew investment in infrastructure.

Chairman Pai is expected to unveil his official plans for net neutrality this week.

Advocates of net neutrality contend that the increasing size and power of ISPs represents an urgent threat to the freedom of the internet.

Title II, therefore, extended the FCC's full regulatory authority to ISPs, authority that it then used to impose net neutrality rules.

He could discuss proposed rulemaking Thursday with fellow commissioners, sources told Politico. In 2014, comedian John Oliver in his HBO show owned by Time Warner Inc (TWX.N) helped galvanize support for net neutrality. We also depend on an open Internet-including enforceable net neutrality rules that ensure big cable companies can't discriminate against people like us.

Democratic Senator Edward Markey predicted Pai would face a "tsunami of resistance" to overturning the rules. We were not living in some digital dystopia before the partisan imposition of a massive plan hatched in Washington saved all of us, " Pai said. "Chairman Pai should expect internet users to oppose his efforts and CDT will right there with them", Vinh added. But policy analysts say that would be a high-risk, high-reward strategy that could quickly run into legal challenges from supporters of net neutrality desperate to preserve the existing rules.

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