FCC’s plan to give Internet providers power to favour websites

The proposal would pave the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites

In a move that promises to redo the digital landscape, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has unveiled a plan to dismantle landmark regulations that ensure equal access to the internet. 
 
The proposal would pave the way for internet service companies to charge users more to see certain content and to curb access to some websites, as per a report by New York Times.
 
“Under my proposal, the federal government will stop micromanaging the internet,” FCC chief Ajit Pai said in a statement. “Instead, the FCC would simply require internet service providers to be transparent about their practices so that consumers can buy the service plan that’s best for them.”
 
Notably, President Donald Trump expressed his opposition to net neutrality in 2014, terming it a “power grab” by Obama.
 
Source: New York Times

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