Net neutrality - what does it really mean? Time
If you're reading this online, heads up: Your Internet's about to get less open.
The Federal Communications Commission, led by Trump-appointed Chairman Ajit Pai, took its first step Thursday to undo the very net neutrality rules it passed two years ago.
Republicans succeeded in a party-line vote to start replacing the rules, which keep Internet providers from blocking or slowing down your Internet at will. The rules also keep corporations from getting paid to prioritize certain content's delivery to users over others.
Republicans call net neutrality rules are a burden on poor conglomerates like AT&T and Verizon. Democrats say the rules are necessary to protect consumers and ensure fair service.