Canadian supporters of net neutrality warn the U.S. Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) vote to end rules protecting an open internet on Thursday will tip the balance of power towards large commercial interests.
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The Federal Communications Commission (FCC), the U.S. regulator of radio, television, wire, satellite and cable communications, has voted to adopt statutes that will level out the playing field for Internet service providers (ISPs). All corporations and Internet users will be considered equal, meaning large ISPs will be unable to continue to pay for prioritized speed and data access. This also overturns state laws that were implemented to protect ISPs from local competition. The Internet will be considered a public service.