FCC chair wants to scrap ‘net neutrality'
By RYAN NAKASHIMA and MICHAEL LIEDTKE
The chairman of the Federal Communications Commission set out Tuesday to scrap rules around open internet access, a move that would allow giant cable and telecom companies to throttle broadband speeds and favor their own services if they wish.
What is net neutrality? Why does it matter?
“Net neutrality” regulations, designed to prevent internet service providers like Verizon, AT&T, Comcast and Charter from favoring some sites and apps over others, are on the chopping block.