The Hill reports that the Federal Communications Commission voted 2-1 today to advance FCC Chairman Ajit Pai’s repeal of net neutrality rules. The vote is expected to add fuel to a fire that has been burning hot for decades now, but particularly since the FCC rolled back the Obama administration’s net neutrality rules earlier this year. Particularly contentious has been the reclassification of broadband service providers under Title II of the Communications Act. Following Pai’s announcement today, which hadn’t hit at press time, Democrats have pledged a “take-no-prisoners political crusade” to fight back, according to a Recode report. “Our focus now is to say to the FCC, please don’t do this,” Rep. Frank Pallone, D-N.J., said. Meanwhile, former Department of Justice CPO Nancy Libin said, “The political furor that has erupted around this issue is so disappointing” and called for support behind Pai’s plans.
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