How can the Federal Communications Commission get rid of the FCC rules protecting net neutrality?
What does it mean for the internet?
Here’s everything you need to know.
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Here’s what we know:The FCC rules were passed in 2016.
The rules protect net neutrality by allowing companies to treat all traffic equally.
That means companies like Facebook and Twitter can’t discriminate against sites and services they don’t like.
In a statement last year, the FCC said it was trying to create a “more open and competitive internet for all Americans.”
The rules have been upheld by the courts, with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upholding the FCCs classification as constitutional.
The FCC’s proposal is called the Open Internet Order, and it is the first of its kind in the United States.
The FCC proposed the rules in 2018.
The agency plans to put the rules to a vote in October, with a vote likely to take place before the end of 2021.
The rules will require companies to use open data, open content, and open technology to ensure that the internet works as it should.
In an attempt to avoid any discrimination against the internet as a whole, the rules also require companies that own and operate Internet infrastructure to create rules to ensure equal treatment of all internet traffic.
The rule also would require companies like Comcast and AT&T to give users access to their data in a way that respects the privacy of their personal information.
The net neutrality protections would apply to all kinds of services, from websites to apps to video streaming services.
The proposed rules would also apply to broadband providers, which could use their own rules to treat different kinds of traffic differently.
In its statement last fall, the Commission said the Open internet Order would protect consumers and online communities from discrimination.
The order also says it would protect net fairness and equal access for all, while protecting the open internet and free speech online.
The proposed rules also would prevent ISPs from discriminating against certain types of content, including some types of websites that the FCC says are too disruptive to some content providers.
That includes video streaming companies, websites that host pirated content, websites used by child pornographers, and the websites of people who are using VPNs to disguise their location.
The internet has a long history of treating its users equally.
The Internet’s first open access principles were adopted by the US government in 1947 and later amended by the Federal Trade Commission in 1970.
In the 1990s, the United Kingdom passed its own open access rules and the European Union passed its Open Data rules in 2017.
In a letter to the FCC, AT<d argued that the rules are too broad and would allow broadband providers to charge companies more money to speed up access to its data.
In response, the agency said it will review the letter to make sure it is in line with net neutrality principles.
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