The FCC is expected to pass a plan that would end net neutrality rules, allowing broadband companies to slow down internet access for some. They would also be allowed to charge more for faster service or even block access entirely.
FCC Chairman Ajit Pai unveiled “The Restoring Internet Freedom Order," which the five-member Republican-majority FCC board will likely vote on in December.
An end to net neutrality will enable companies like AT&T and Comcast to charge more for faster broadband service from specific content provides, such as streaming sites like Netflix.
The new rules would also allow internet service providers to slow down or block competitors' websites, while giving their own sites a faster pipeline to consumers.