FCC Reveals New Plan to Drastically Overturn Net Neutrality Rules

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Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Commissioner Ajit Pai testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee's Privacy, Technology and the Law Subcommittee hearing on 'Examining the Proposed FCC Privacy Rules' on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, on May 11, 2016.  (Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images))

On Tuesday, the Federal Communications Commission revealed its plan to fully overturn Obama-era net neutrality rules. The FCC tweeted that this will "remove heavy-handed, utility-style regulation of the Internet." But critics of the new plan say deregulation will open the door for telecom heavyweights like Comcast, AT&T and Verizon to favor certain websites and charge companies for speedier delivery of their content. We'll discuss the proposal that will be presented at the FCC commissioners' meeting in December.

Guests:
Tony Romm, senior editor of policy and politics, recode
Larry Downes, project director, Georgetown Center for Business and Public Policy; author, "Unleashing the Killer App" and "Big Bang Disruption"
Kit Walsh, staff attorney, Electronic Frontier Foundation

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