FCC Will Kill 'Nearly Every Net Neutrality Rule on the Books'

FCC releases final draft of its plans to undo net neutrality
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 22, 2017 6:06 PM CST
This June 19, 2015 file photo shows the Federal Communications Commission building in Washington.   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)

(Newser) – The FCC released the final draft of its proposal to end net neutrality on Wednesday, and the Verge reports it gets rid of "nearly every net neutrality rule on the books" while allowing for "blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization" on the part of internet service providers. The proposal will allow ISPs to create fast and slow lanes, give preference to certain customers, and stop people from accessing apps and services at will. The one net neutrality rule the proposal leaves in place is that ISPs must publicly disclose when they are doing those things. The FCC says removing net neutrality rules will "facilitate critical broadband investment and innovation." Here's what else you need to know:

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